i have been having this problem for a few years. im not pregnant but i have no period.i can only have medically induced periods such as taking birth control pills or another prescribed medication.if im not taking the pill regularly i dont menstruate. anybody else have this problem or possibly know what it is?
Could be PCOS look it up and compare symptoms. Have you talked to a doctor about it? If not go see your doctor and get checked for PCOS.
Has your doctor tested your hormone levels?
I went 9 years without a period, I had to take BC or Provera to get one. I stopped getting my period because of PCOS issues. Once I finally got pregnant and had my daughter my period started on its own, it was pretty regular too.
Before I got pregnant I tried BC and Metformin for years to regulate me.
they tested me thyroid and said it was normal and few other things idr what it was a few months ago bc i have fibrocystic breasts.(i thought it was cancer). but i have compared symptoms and its kinda inconclusive (im no doctor). ive thought about going to the doc for the tests to see if thats what i have bc my bf and i are talking bout getting married in the next couple of years and wanting to have a baby soon after.
Quoting heather.frankum:" they tested me thyroid and said it was normal and few other things idr what it was a few months ago bc ... [snip!] ... what i have bc my bf and i are talking bout getting married in the next couple of years and wanting to have a baby soon after."
Other hormone levels besides thyroid can make you irregular. If you think you might have PCOS go ask your doctor to run these tests;
- FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) - will be normal or low with PCOS
- LH (Lutenizing Hormone) - will be elevated
- LH/FSH ratio - This ratio is normally about 1:1 in premenopausal women, but with PCOS a ratio of greater than 2:1 or 3:1 may be considered diagnostic.
- Prolactin - will be normal or low (elevated in hyperprolactinemia)
- Testosterone - total and/or free; usually elevated
- DHEAS - frequently mildly elevated with PCOS; may be done to rule out a virilizing adrenal tumor in women with rapidly advancing hirsutism
- Estrogens - may be normal or elevated
- Sex hormone binding globulin (SBGH) - may be reduced
- Androstenedione - may be elevated
- hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) - used to check for pregnancy; negative unless pregnant
- Lipid profile (low HDL, high LDL, and cholesterol, elevated triglycerides)
- Glucose - fasting and/or a glucose tolerance test; may be elevated
- Insulin - often elevated