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Missing Period

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 3, 2007
  • 01:56 AM

If there is anyone out there who can help me please chime in. I am a 28 year old female. I have had pretty normal periods all my life. Yes I am over weight, however I have always been over weight. Suddenly this past March my periods just stopped. My period did not come for about 2 1/2 months. I went to see my GYN who gave me both urine & blood pregnancy tests(negative results). I have also had blood tests & vaginal ultra sounds. THey found nothing. My doctor prescribed some progesterone. Which I took. Low & behold 3 days after I was done with the pills my period started. That was in May. I have not had a period since then. I am not sure what is going on. I am now looking for a new GYN as mine has not given me any real answers as to why this happening & she does not seem to be too concerned. Has this happened to anyone else & do you know why this is happening?

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  • Im not sure of the cause but I do have the same thing going and I have not seen my gyn yet. I was given two referrals though by my Doctor one to the gyn the other to see an endocrinologist. Once I get any answers ill post again but it sounds as though you have low hormone levels and when they introduced the progestrone it worked but why did they not keep you on them? Did they do any blood hormone levels on you? Do you have any other symptoms?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2007
    • 00:45 AM
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  • I had a real problem, years ago. Once I didnt have a period for 3-4 months. After years, just thinking it was just going to be that way, a new doctor took over for my doctor while he was away, and he checked out my pituatary gland. It was producing too much prolatin, and my body was acting like it was pregnant. Dont know if this will help, but, you might get your doctor to check this through a blood test. Good Luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 00:15 AM
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  • sorry, had spelling error in my last message. Check out prolactin ....it is produced by the pituatary gland.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 00:17 AM
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  • I had the same problem. I was probably 21 when it first happened. My gyno gave me progesterone to get me going as well. It started back ok, then it stopped again. I was put on fertility drugs and it finally kicked it back in. Five years later, my period was gone again for 6 months. I had bloodwork done and found my prolactin level was too high. After an MRI, they found a non-cancerous tumor on my pituitary glad. I have been taking medicine since and it is gone. So, get your bloodwork checked first. Then find a new gyno, sounds like yours isn't very helpful.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 01:30 AM
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  • I too have the same problem. I haven't had a period since stopping BC over a year ago. The condition we are discussing is called secondary amenorrhea and has various causes. I've done progestrone & BC pills and still have no period. I've had ever hormone level under the sun checked and everything has came back "normal". And the real red flag is I'm now lactating and I'm not pregnant. I finally gave up on my gyn and I have an appt in two weeks with one who treated my sister for the same problems. She hasn't had a period in 16yrs! And no she doesn't have a diagnosis either, but she was able to have a healthy pregnancy during this time. I would suggest you look up secondary amenorrhea, PCOS, and maybe endometriosis. Some women have endometriosis and have no pain, but have other problems. I wonder if you've tried charting your BBT and if you have pain? Does anyone else here have a family history like I do? I just wonder if there is something hereditary.
    mz ldh 24 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 02:03 AM
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  • Yes I have had a family history of pituitary tumors. Both my grandmother and my aunt (her daughter) have had them. However, the doctors say it isn't hereditary. Go figure. While my body produced a lot of prolactin, I was also diagnosed with PCOS when I had elevated testosterone levels and weight gain. After taking meds for a couple of months my prolactin levels decreased and went to normal. However, the MRI still showed a tumor on my pituitary. Finally after two years of taking it, the tumor is gone. I go for another follow up MRI in a few months. Hope it is gone for good!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 01:30 PM
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  • My pituitay, along with hypothalmus, thalmus, adrenals...all glands were not working correctly.I found this out by going to Bioset...a form of NAET therapy. Since my sessions, even my hormone levels have changed in my bloodwork.I now have periods with no PMS...no kidding..I can hardly believe it myself as I suffered for years with irregular cycles and sever physical/mental issues with cycles... check into it...it works!! mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 01:54 PM
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