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557406 tn?1245185102

what do i do next

i have been off of birth control for a year and half. was on it for 5 years. my periods are not coming every month. so should i do next. im trying to get pregant.
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603463 tn?1220626855
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi!
If you were my patient, I would recommend a couple of things.  I would suggest that you try ovulation predictors, and a couple of blood tests.  I like to do my testing this way: If you consider the first day of your period to be cycle day 1, I do an FSH, TSH and prolactin level on cycle day 3.  I then have my patients use the ovulation predictors on days 11-16. I then like to do a progesterone level on day 21 to confirm ovulation.
If my patient is not ovulating ( irregular periods certainly suggests that someone is not ovulating regularly) I would then consider some additional testing for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and would consider starting her on Metformin and/or Femara to help her ovulate each month and therefore increase the chances for conception.
Hope this helps!
Dr B
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