Iam am a 30 year old woman, five three 156lbs. Get checkups yearly, no major health problems. I have not had a period since age 17. I used deposit provera until 2008, when I decided on using Mirena. This year I had it removed, and immediately began using nuvaring. It has been two, almost three months and I have not had a period yet. No symptoms of it. I am concerned I may have damaged my fertility. I used the nuvaring as directed and as a precaution took a pregnancy test each missed cycle. Getting ready to take another one if I don't start this cycle. My obgyn said it could take time due to my lining being so thinned out. I would like to have a baby by age 35. Before starting birth control my period was not regular. How long before I bring up these concerns to my gyno, and is this normal?
Hi! If you were my patient, I would allow 3 months for the Nuva Ring to "wash out" of your system. If you still had not had a period by that time, I would consider starting a work up for PCOS. I would consider doing: TSH, prolactin, FSH, 17 oh-progesterone levels. Depending upon how these results returned and upon your wishes, we could either start medications to induce ovulation and try for pregnancy, or just use medication to induce a period every 3 months or so. Hope this helps! Dr B
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