I was on depo for a long time. i have been off of it for ten years. it took two years for me to have a period. before that i was regular every month. since then they were off and on for a few years. They come and go now i barely spot here and there. I have had regular pap smears and ultra sounds in the past. they have said everything looks normal. But to ovulate you need to have a menstrual cycle. after the two yrs. off birth control i had a hormone shot. I dont know what to do i believe me and my husband could have a child. but i dont know the steps i should take and we have been together for 6 years. I pray everyday. i had a bad childhood. I have 3 wonderful nephews. i would love to be a mother. i am almost thirty years old and i am scard its not going to happen please help if you have any suggestiions.
Hi1 If you were my patient, I would begin a workup for infertility. I do some blood work such as prolactin, thyroid functions and fsh/lh levels to see if I could determine why you are not ovulating. The most common reason for failure to ovulate is a syndrome called PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). We treat patients with this syndrome with medications such as metformin/clomid or femara and these medications can help them ovulate and have a baby. There is no good reason why you shouldn't be able to conceive according to the history you have given me. Your ob/gyn doctor can begin a workup for you, or a reproductive endocrinologist could help you as well. Good luck! Dr B
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