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juliaap89 posted:
Me and my husband having been wanting a child for some time now.. the only thing is, I dont have a monthly cycle. In fact I havent had a period in over a year. Im on no birth control. and have all symptoms of a period(blaoting,mild cramps, cravings,..ect) but never anything. is that normal? and can I still get pregnant? Is there anything i can eat or do to help?
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David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
Regular monthly menstrual cycles are a sign of several indicators related to fertility. The fact that you have had menstrual periods in the past means that you probably have all of the equipment necessary to have a baby, i.e. uterus, cervix and vagina. Not having a menstrual period now can be a sign of a problem with 1) the hormonal signals coming from the brain, 2) the communication between the brain and the ovaries or 3) the responsiveness of the ovaries. This could represent a hormone imbalance of some kind related to the pituitary gland, the thyroid, the ovaries, etc. or some other problem. It isn't likely that you will be able to fix this on your own. It might be an easy fix with a little help from your doctor or something more significant. Not having menstrual periods could also have significant health consequences that extend beyond your fertility. It is time to make an appointment with your doctor. Best wishes.
 
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juliaap89 replied to David K Walmer, MD, PhD's response:
thank you.


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