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What's going on with my period?

By March 6, 2016 - 12:13pm
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Okay guys... This is a little all over the place, so bear with me. When I was 13 I had a period that lasted 5 months. Extremely heavy bleeding, non stop. Then i got put on birth control and it regulated. I got the guardasil shot when I was 13/14, and my period went away. When I was 15 I started taking the depo shot, and my period would happen every 3 months or so. When I was 16 I got addicted to heroin, and my period stopped all together. During bouts of sobriety (11 months when I was 18), I would have bleeding or spotting here and there. And now, I am 20, when I recently had 2 months clean (completely) I spotted for four days, and now I have 9 months, and haven't had any bleeding since then. I have unprotected sex regularly and have never gotten pregnant, there was even a point where I was trying. Does anyone else have a similar experience? I know the drugs can really effect it, but I just don't understand.

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
There are many factors that could be effecting your ability to get pregnant. Factors can include:
--not having a regular period means you are probably not ovulating every month
--the fertility of your male partner is a huge factor
--any drugs or medication including birth control
--condition of the ovaries and uterus in general

If you really want to get pregnant you will need to see a gynecologist.
Below I have pasted a link to a HER article that talks about treatment for infertility.
I hope that helps.

March 7, 2016 - 1:08am
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