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Irregular cycle, difficulty conceiving

1 May, 2017

Question:

I got married in August and before that my cycle was pretty regular. It lasted between 28-35 days. After I got married it lasted longer but I assumed it was because I went on the pill before the wedding. Eventually I had my period and everything was fine. Now skip to the end of October when I had a regular period and then nothing for three months. We took multiple pregnancy test but they were all negative. I got a few blood tests and was told that I had a thyroid problem and was given medication. Now again we are in the end of April and I still haven’t had my period since February. My husband and I are trying to conceive and this situation is proving to be quite complicated. Do you have any suggestions or advice? Thank you.


Answer:

Mazal tov on your recent marriage!

We are sorry to hear of your situation.

While it is possible that you are still experiencing after effects of the pill that will eventually sort themselves out, we recommend consulting with a reproductive endocrinologist given your thyroid issues. You can ask your family doctor or gynecologist for a referral.

Nishmat Yoatzot Halacha Fertililty Counselors offer free consultations in person (in Israel) or online, in Hebrew or English, for women and couples experiencing fertility challenges. Click on this form to set up a personal meeting. Other helpful resources include ATIME (https://www.atime.org/), primarily in the US, or Machon Puah (https://www.puahonline.org/) in Israel.

Pleae feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

We wish you much hatzlacha!


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