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Irregular periods, hormonal inbalance - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hei,
Since I remember I have had irregular periods. I have also had ovarian cysts which have gone away by themselves after getting the period. I have been taking birth control pills for a year now (Loette) and it has happened that if I missed one pill I would be spotting for a week or two. My doctor said that this means that I have hormonal imbalances. Does this mean I am in the risk group for breast cancer? If I am, should I stop with the birth control pills? What other advice can you give me about these problems.
I am 27 years old and in a relationship.
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Let me breif you
Doctor :   Irregular periods are due to insufficient harmones
Doctor :   This issue is corrected by giving OCP pills
Doctor :   When there is supplementation of them hormones are kept right
Doctor :   When you tend to skip there will be an imbalance
Doctor :   So there is no risk associted with use
Doctor :   And you too dont fall under category of breast cancer risk
Doctor :   Unless you have a family history and habit of smoking
User :   no i don't have a family history
Doctor :   And see to that you avoid sedantry lifestyle and high fatty foods
Doctor :   Then need not worry
User :   i used to smoke but have given up three years ago
Doctor :   The pills are safe
User :   what is going to happen if i stop taking the birth control pills
Doctor :   The only issue with pills will be weight gain
User :   i will again have problems with cysts, irregular cycles?
Doctor :   The issue will usually settle down in a minth or so
Doctor :   * mmonth
Doctor :   Irregular bleeds will settle down and need some lifestyle changes
Doctor :   Do you have a baby
User :   no
Doctor :   Generally irregular periods will settle down after first preganancy
Doctor :   But cysts have nothing to do with OCP
User :   Do you think that with my history of cysts, irregular periods I might have problems getting pregnant?
Doctor :   No #
Doctor :   Did you follow me
User :   to a certain degree
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my problem is that if i want to stop taking the birth control pills i am afraid of getting the same problems as before
Doctor :   No issues with that

Doctor :   Only issue will be irregular bleeding
User :   ok
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   Your are welcome

Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Have a great day ahead
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