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nkalin22 posted:
I had 3 treatments to have abnormal cells removed from my cervix last summer. I've been off the Nuva ring since October and had regular 28 day cycles. My husband and I used protection (condoms) until our wedding in may. It seems that since the wedding and since I've been charting my cycles range from 33 to 39 days! I've been watching for ovulation and pretty sure I am ovulating regularly, we have had no luck so far. Should I be scheduling a doc apt to test my hormones? My past apt was in July and she gave us the go ahead to try the au natural way and have at it as long as I keep track of my periods. Currently on day 38 this cycle and negative pregnancy test! Worried that the abnormal cell removal could effect fertility?Confused and not sure what the next step should be, doc office or OPKs?
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David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
One sign of a problem with ovulation can be an irregularity to your cycle. It may be useful to talk to your doctor to start an evaluation and to see if you might benefit from an oral medication. I don't think that the treatment of your cervix has anything to do with the ovulation issue. Your goal is regular predictable cycles (~27-35 days, usually /- 1 day of variation and with a positive urine LH test 14 days before your next period). Good luck.