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If you don't get periods, does it mean that you're infertile? watch

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    I had an eating disorder (now I'm healthy weight, I think), so I lost my periods. But this was almost a year ago, and I still haven't regained my periods.

    I did go to my doctor in the beginning. He had no idea why I wouldn't have gotten them (he had to read the book to check), but when I said I had an ED he instantly said that I'd get them back. He was being kind of interrogatory, though. He asked me if I wanted children (I'm only 19, so I said I didn't know.) Then he was like, 'just think about it. Do you want children?' I didn't know, again. But, yeah, that was a year ago...

    Does this mean that I'm actually infertile? Should I go back to the doctors (I don't want them to say I'll regain them again, because that would just be pointless...)?
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    You're probably not fertile at the moment - that will return about a fortnight before your periods return. Which they should, at some point.

    I'd be going back to the GP and mentioning that they still haven't returned.
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    You're probably not fertile at the moment - that will return about a fortnight before your periods return. Which they should, at some point.

    I'd be going back to the GP and mentioning that they still haven't returned.
    Ah, okay, so you're saying if I never get periods, then I won't be able to have children?

    I didn't really like that GP, though, tbf, and I don't want to have to see him again, since he seemed to have no idea what was happening with me.
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    A period follows about two weeks after ovulation unless you become pregnant. Not having a period makes it very likely that you didn't ovulate... and without ovulation, you're not going to get pregnant without medical intervention.

    Given that you were having periods, it's unlikely that the eating disorder - periods stop if your body fat level drops too low - would permanently turn them off.

    See another one. If necessary, change practices. Alternatively, talk to a sexual health clinic about this.
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    If he knew you were infertile he would tell you, do you take any medication that could affect your fertility?
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    If he knew you were infertile he would tell you, do you take any medication that could affect your fertility?
    He didn't seem to know what he was talking about, though. He had to check this book for reference and only seemed to understand when I said that I had an eating disorder. He wouldn't have even known if I never spoke. So God knows what could be wrong with me.


    What kind of medication would affect fertility? I take anti-depressants?

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    A period follows about two weeks after ovulation unless you become pregnant. Not having a period makes it very likely that you didn't ovulate... and without ovulation, you're not going to get pregnant without medical intervention.

    Given that you were having periods, it's unlikely that the eating disorder - periods stop if your body fat level drops too low - would permanently turn them off.

    See another one. If necessary, change practices. Alternatively, talk to a sexual health clinic about this.
    Thanks for the response!

    I think that I will go to a drop-in at a sexual health clinic, would rather that than go back to the GP.
 
 
 
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