Women's Health Interactive Forums

  • If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Irregular period

Collapse
X
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Irregular period

    I had my first period when I was 11 and they were not regular, when I was 15 I went on birth control and had a regular period every month. Im now 20 and came off the pill in November 2016 and had only 2 periods since then, the last being in March 2017. I've had brown discharge once in April/May and pink spotting 4 weeks ago. And I am sexually active. Is there an explanation as to why I only have regular periods with birth control?

  • Your body is probably not producing enough of certain hormones to have a regular period. Suppressed hormone production can occur in athletes and those who are very underweight. I would suppose some diets could also cause this to occur. Birth control pills provide hormones to interfere with the natural cycles. Of course, pregnancy also causes a woman to not have periods.
    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
    ...
    Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

    From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

    Comment


    • I came off the pill for a while too and missed a few periods. According to experts in the field, it takes up to 6 months for your hormonal system to readjust to you not taking your pills. Rest assured, it's called post-pill amenorrhea. So yeah, your body's going to readjust to producing hormones naturally. It's because the gland that produces these hormones doesn't know how to produce them anymore naturally, so it takes time. And since you've been on the pill for so long, you shouldn't about missing a few periods. It happened to me before too.

      Comment

      or

      Womens Health orange logoGet The Newsletter

      Receive our passionately crafted, medically reviewed articles and insights — the stuff nobody else talks about but you want to know — delivered right to your inbox.

      Latest Activity On Our Forums

      Collapse

      • Reply to Does lube actually help you?

        Lube definitely helps me! I love using it with sex toys and partners alike and always finds that it only enhances my experience!

        Today, 10:27 AM By Zoë T.
      • Reply to Making everyday routine joyful

        I'm not the best multitasker and personally like to devote all of my energy and mind towards one thing at a time. So using a sex toy during work or zoom...

        Today, 10:22 AM By Zoë T.
      • Reply to Making everyday routine joyful

        One thing about work is that you are being paid for your work which to me means you should be focused on work when you are being paid to perform it (and...

        Yesterday, 10:29 PM By jns
      • Reply to Making everyday routine joyful

        If I understand correctly, it sounds like you’re talking about a sex toy that activates/triggers with notifications or activity at work? So like something...

        Yesterday, 07:30 PM By Alison H.
      • Making everyday routine joyful

        Hey, ladies!

        Seems like human interaction and communication is becoming more and more virtual as our world is becoming more digitalized....

        Yesterday, 01:01 PM By in_love_with_females

      Latest Topics On Our Forums

      Collapse

      Working...
      X