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  • 29 days ago

    What kind of hormone imbalance do I have and what options are there to help fix it?

    I am certain that I have a hormone imbalance but I am struggling to narrow down what kind and options to help regain a healthy balance. I have had excessive dark hair on my chin area for the last 10 years (i’m 31), irregular periods (sometimes none at all for months), bloating in my lower abdominal area, occasional reoccurring headaches...all of which lead me to assume high testosterone levels (possibly PCOS) but I also have a very low sex drive. And am very fertile (had 3 kids in 4 years even on....
  • 1 month ago

    Who's gotten there tubes tied at a young age?

    Hi so I'm going on my 3rd baby 26 wks preggers and I'm absolutely certain that I want to tie my tubes once I give birth. I already spoken to my partner and he also agrees it's for the best. so I've spoken to my my family and most say dont do it because it causes hormone imbalance since I'm supposably young (24) and that it has bad side effects ect ect... almost all the older woman say they regret doing it cause they wanted more children in the end and me and my partner talked....
  • 2 months ago

    birth control pill and ovulation

    I have been taking a birth control pill for years. Always the same kind, just different generic name. I'm normally pretty good about taking it within a 3 hr window. But I'm curious to know how common it is to ovulate on the pill. I know you are not suppose to, but I often get one sided cramps in between my periods and don't know why. I go to the gyno annually and whenever I have an exam done, she never mentions anything about cysts or anything on my ovaries. I feel like what I am experiencing....
  • 2 months ago

    Endometriosis&Birth Control

    I read in this article that IUD's are a treatment option for endometriosis. I want to disagree with that. I've suffered from endo for over 20yrs. I had surgery in hopes of having a child (I did get one thank God). I have went through the last 20+yrs of medical treatments. I have ALWAYS been told that IUD's should NEVER be used if you have endo. There is a risk of endo attaching to the device. This could cause serious problems! I seen a endo specialist, she did my surgery. She's considered....
  • 3 months ago

    Faint Line

    I took a pregnancy test three times and the "not pregnant" line was a solid one, while the other line was a very faint line. Am I pregnant or not?
  • 3 months ago

    IUD for 6 months - still spotting - OBGYN gives 2 week tablets

    Hi all - have been on Mirena IUD for 6 months, and still spotting for over half the month. OBGYN gives me a 2 week supply of Estradiol 1mg tablet to take for 2 weeks. OBGYN doc says it will "reset" everything and stop the bleeding. But the thing is - we are going on a large trip to visit family at the end of June and have no idea how to "time" this. Should I just take this 2 week Estradiol course now or does anyone have any suggestions on how to time this 2 week course prior to....
  • 3 months ago

    My period was 1.5 weeks late, only lasted for 3 days and only brown blood came out. What does this mean?

    In the past few days I also had serious chocolate craving. I did pregnancy tests on the day my period was supposed to come and a week after. Both were clear negative, so I wasn't really concerned. Looking up early signes of pregnancy made me worried though. My breasts have been fairly sensitive for some time. The chocolate craving only started a few days ago. The brown blood was more like spotting than a usual period kind of bleeding. I lost some weight recently (even though I excercised even....
  • 4 months ago

    Birthcontrol??

    So, I'm a silly virgin and I'm not on birthcontrol. I want to have protected sex with my boyfriend, using only a condom. But, I'm nervous, because I know that I'll be in the fertility window of my cycle and I don't want to get pregnant... I really don't want to try to use any other contraceptive for a while, either. Would it be very risky to use only a condom during sex for a while?...
  • 5 months ago

    Hot tub sex

    So I am on birth control and last week was my hormone pills, which I don’t take, and I am almost sure the week before that I took my pills on time. However I’m not 100%. I started a new pack Sunday and took both of the pills of this new pack correctly. Last night my boyfriend and I were in the hot tub and he stuck his penis in my vagina for about 4 strokes. He didn’t finish and said he wasn’t close. Do I need to take Plan B?
  • 5 months ago

    Extreme hair shedding on Sprintec (BC pill) but afraid to go off because more shedding

    I have been on some form of birth control pill for a very long time (20 years minus pregnancies). I changed from a high androgen pill (Lo loestrin FE) that I had been on for about 5 years to a low androgen pill (Sprintec). I changed because it turns out that high androgen pills can lead to hair thinning and loss and thinning hair does run in the family. I have been on this new pill since June 2018. My hair started shedding in extreme by October. It is now 6 months later and it is still shedding.....