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Able to have children with irregular Menstrual periods?
An_246452 posted:
I know this is odd, but I've had this issue since reaching puberty, I have had horrible pains, so bad some times that I can't even move without a shot going through my body, this is doubled with irregular periods, in which I have gone 3-6 months without a period. I of course have gone to doctors they have not found anything that shouldn't be there on me, nothing medical they could think of, it's just something my body does.

With that said is it possible I could never have kids? I was told I should probably see a doctor by a friend of mine to know if I can get pregnant but seeing how I am not fond of going into hospitals and such I thought I should see if I can get an answer first
Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
Not an odd question at all.

I can never say with certainty if someone can get pregnant. What I can tell you is that if your periods are irregular, you are likely not making an egg each month. Without making an egg each month, the chances of getting pregnant are less.

The cause of your pain can be many things and so it is hard for me to assess this.

I would recommend making an appointment with an OBGYN. When you schedule this, ask for a long consultation appointment so that you can get all of your questions answered thoroughly.

Good luck.
blueeyebaby responded:
I never had regular periods except while on birth control either. No signs of anything wrong so we never worried about it till my husband and I were trying to get pregnant. Come to find out, I don't ovulate on my own (some hormone imbalance) and once the lining got too thick, it would shed on it's own (about every 8-10 weeks). I would typically have really bad cramps and pms with each cycle and heavy bleeding. My OBGYN put me on clomid after she did a few tests and I now have a beautiful son and daughter. If it is just an ovulation issue (nothing would come off immediately "wrong" with you unless certain tests were done at certain points in your cycle), there are ways to correct it. I wish you the best of luck and I would recommend seeing your obgyn and have a decent history of your cycles and lots of questions written down (I also seem to forget what I wanted to ask while there and remember either in the car on way home or a few days later). Once you talk to them (and sooner rather than later because your cycle isn't really about to correct itself over night so you don't need to go and it would help lower your stress which could throw a cycle and ttc all out of wack on its own), you will know where you stand and have some answers. I wish you the best of luck!! Baby Dust to you!!

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