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  • 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 days 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....
  • 24 days ago


    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?...
  • 1 month 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?
  • 1 month ago

    why do I always bruise?I bruise as if i hit a corner of a table, its painful too

    Why do I always bruise all over my body, if I had pictures or a way to copy/paste them here, I would, its starting to worry me as im growing older and we don't know what to make of it?I bruise as if i hit a corner of a table, then the bruising last 2 - 5 days, dissapears on its own, then another appears somewhere else. The noted this is also that whenever i press on the bruise its painful too. 2nd opinion please.
  • 2 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.....
  • 2 months ago

    At 21 i had malignant cells diagnosed via pap smear

    At 21 i had malignant cells diagnosed via pap smear but they were removed via lazer treatment, so far whenever I have a pap smear, results are the same every year. Flora/Organisms: doderlein bacilli present and this is every year. Microscopy results: Satisfactory for evaluation but limited due to thick areas within the smear obscuring individual cellular detail. What does this mean?
  • 2 months ago

    I've been on my period for 2 weeks and I don't know why?

    I'm 19 years old and I've been on my period for 2 weeks now and it eases up from time to time but it just doesn't stop! I'm also on the Depo shot and I started it on January 5th. I'm really wanting to be intimate with my boyfriend but I can't if I'm still bleeding. Does anyone know why it won't stop?
  • Iud displacement after 5yrs... No bleeding??

    After 5 yrs of having my IUD today it decided to displace itself. I'm kinda stressing out because I have not bled in a very long time and even after it coming out I still am not bleeding.... But I do have mild cramping. Any advice or insight would be appre
  • 2 months ago

    Low FSH & LH: Oral Contraceptives or Pituitary Nodule?

    Hi All, I’m a 30 year-old female. When visiting my GP about a month ago for an annual exam, blood work showed that my FSH and LH levels were low (below what they would be in luteal phase). My doctor ordered an MRI of my pituitary and found that I have a 3mm nodule. She has now referred me to a neurosurgeon for follow-up. I felt a little frustrated while she was reviewing the results with me because she is not sure if it is the nodule that is causing my low FSH and LH levels. I’m on an oral contraceptive....