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Missed periods after being on birth control pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   I'm on tricyclen 21 and have been for almost 3 or 4 years I can't remember, I missed a period this month and don't know why. I'm only on the birth control in the first place because I have irregular periods and this made them regular.
I'm 20 years old, and a virgin.
I'm wondering what kind of horomone imbalance could have caused this and why I have not gotten my period yet.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   I'm
Doctor :   Let me read the query
Doctor :   Give me a minute
Doctor :   What is your age, height and weight?
User :   age 20. 5'7" and really heavy at 295
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical conditions?
User :   acute anxiety. I'm on paxil for it
User :   that's all though
Doctor :   This is common and most often anxiety can lead to delayed or missed periods
User :   I also have quite bad IBS
User :   if that affects anything
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   This can delay
User :   that's interesting.
Doctor :   you can wait for one more week
User :   I'm supposed to start the new pack now, should I, or should I wait for my period
User :   that answers it
Doctor :   You can start with the pack then
Doctor :   Do not wait
User :   yes? and skip the period altogether?
Doctor :   Before starting I would ask you test for UPT
User :   UPT?
Doctor :   Pregnancy test to make sure
User :   I did
Doctor :   Just a safe side
User :   I did the pregnancy test to make sure
User :   about 20 minutes ago\
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   What is the result
User :   negative
Doctor :   Ok, you may carry on with the next pack though
Doctor :   You leave this month's period
User :   okay
Doctor :   Start the pack exactly as you have to
Doctor :   If you miss the period again after this pac
Doctor :   you hve to see the Doctor
User :   okay, I will. is it possible the horomones are too strong, example, do I need to go on tricyclen lo
Doctor :   Not now
Doctor :   If you get a period or bleed in between please see the Doctor
User :   why? just out of curiosity
Doctor :   to check if there is some other lesion in the genital tract
User :   alright.
Doctor :   which may not be common though
User :   it probably isn't anything too serious. I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks, My time is running out.
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   It most probably be hormonal disturbance
Doctor :   which settles donw soon
Doctor :   You do not worry
Doctor :   Just follow my instruction
User :   alright
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