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SO many questions.. And no one to answer them
AlauraP posted:
My name is Alaura Peterson and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for a year now. I was on the birth control yaz for 6 months before we got engaged.Then I quit the pill and its been a battle ever since. I haven't had a monthly period. And I've been to the doctors. I have so many questions for them, but they keep telling me that its normal. This isnt normal!! I am irratated that they haven't done anything for me or anything to help. The only thing they told me was to go back on the pill and forget about getting pregnant. Well, its really tooo bad but its easy for them to say becuase they aren't the ones who are fusterated with themselves or anything. Heres a few of me questions. How long should I wait before I should go in and demand test on me? We've been trying for over a year now. Second question, Is there a way I could still get pregnant even without a period? And third has anyone else experienced this?
Jackienalen responded:
If your doctor told you to go back on the pill and forget about getting pregnant, you should definately change doctors. That's obsurd!

Most doctors will suggest you try on your own for about a year, and then if you've been actively trying for that period of time without success, they'll start the gambit of tests.(or atleast that was how my issues were handled)

Have you had all of the normal blood tests to make sure there aren't any underlying issues? (ie: thyroid, heart, etc.) They should have done these tests during your normal physical or pre-pregnancy screening.

How long have you been off of the pill? It can take a couple of months to get out of your system...but with what you've written about your conversation with your doctor, I absolutly think you should get another opinion.
:) Jackie (30)TTC 1 since 06/08 - possible PCOS
mfregoso responded:
Hi Alaura,

First off, get a NEW Doctor ASAP!!!

Second, since you have been trying for a year you can request a referral to an Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE).

Third, Yes you can get pregnant even if you do not have your period. You just need to ovulate, which can occur without shedding the lining (period). They actually work independently of each other.

Unfortunately, i have not had this same experience. We all know what its like to TTC and have no results. Its hard and even harder when you have Doctors that don't know what they are talking about.

Hope this helps.
Me(26), DH(31), 1 Furbaby(Rocky). TTC No. 1 since Feb.09. All tests are normal. On the Clomid/IUI Train. Just started Acupuncture. 1 RE says I have mild PCOS the other says no. Who do I believe
kitvond responded:
I third the motion to find a new doctor!! After a year, they should definitely either be testing you themselves or referring you to a specialist for testing. You are right, not having a period for a year is NOT NORMAL.

Well, if you're ovulating you could get pregnant, but if you're not menstruating at all, chances are you may not be ovulating. You could try tracking your body signs and basal body temperature, or using ovulationg predictor kits yourself to find out if you're ovulating, but all those are pretty time consuming and OPKs can get expensive, especially if you have no idea when to test. I would recommend finding yourself a new doctor; some OB/GYNs can do the preliminary testing themselves rather than seeing a specialist right away.

Sorry you've been through so much frustration already!! (((Hugs))) and Good luck!
Kit (30) and DH (31) TTC since 3/08. IF due to stage II endo, treated 12/09. M/C at 8 weeks 7/10. TTC naturally with acupuncture, Chinese herbs and guided meditation/visualization.
ticklebunny01 responded:
YOU SHOULD DEF. FIND A NEW DOCTOR!!! I really cant believe they would tell you to just forget about it. How could they even form those words in their mouths WOW!!!
They say after 1 year of actively trying they do all the infertility test. So with your next doc I would tell them how long you've been trying and they should start either the testing or a referral to a RE(reproductive endocrinologist).
I have read that is it possible to get pregnant without a regular period.
I also was on BC for 6 months and after I stopped taking it, it made my periods very funky. They became very heavy and I have extreme cramping. Currently I'm on clomid and hcg to try and conceive

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