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short periods = fertility issues?

Hi, I haven't posted anything in a while but have been reading and keeping up to date on everyone.  Well I have two beautiful children Charlotte is 3.5 and Harry is 16 months.  Both are happy and healthy and keep me very busy but happy.  Anyway We are going to ty for baby number 3 at the end of the year and i am starting to think about all that is involved in the TTC process.  I stopped BF Harry when he was 12 months and then went on the pill.  I have changed pills from the original one i was put on since stopping BF as it was not agreeing with me (headaches, pimples ect). Anyway I have now just had my second period since being on this pill and like the first it was very short.  I stopped taking the pill when it said and started on the sugar tabs but unlike between my two babies and before i was pregnant when i would get my period within the first 2 days of taking the surgar tabs it took nearly 5 days to get my period and then it only lasted two days with only one being heavy.  I had a lot of cramping and the usual leading up to the period but the actual bleeding only lasted for such a short time.  My question is - is this just because my body is still adjusting to this pill and the pill in general after pregnancy and feeding or is it something else like PCOS.  I am asking this because i don't want to get to the end of the year and then have to wait longer to get pregnant because there is a problem i could be sorting now.  Thanks - any advice or experiences would be helpful
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796506 tn?1370191905
I am pretty sure this is just because of your starting and changing pills and that can definitely effect your hormones that control your period. The only thing I think you would have to worry about is if the time between ovulation and your period were less than 10-12 days when it should be 14 days. I think that as you take the pill your periods should be more regular and start on day 1 or 2 of the sugar pills. Hope this helps =)
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The length of your period is a non-issue. It can be as short as 2 days and is not indicative of a problem.
342647 tn?1291111533
thanks for your comments, i was hoping it was just my body adjusting to the new pill and hormones, so your thoughts are reassuring.  I think i will wait another month and see what happends and then maybe take an ovulation test to see if i am ovulating through my cycle to check all is working well.  Although i am not sure whether you are supposed to ovulate while on the pill and they are only suppposed to be false periods - any ideas.

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as long as there are at least 10 days after you ovulate before you get your period (for implantation), you should be fine.
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