Should I be concerned?
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jax1921 - October 27

I am 28 years old and recently married. My husband and I are trying to conceive. We have only been trying for about 2 months, but I am worried that I may have trouble conceiving, or may not be able to on my own at all. I was almost 17 before I had my 1st period, and have never had a regular cycle (except when on the pill). I will have a period maybe once or twice a year, completely random, and when I do, it is very light spotting for a day or 2. I have spoken to many different doctors (I was in the military for 6 years, so I didn't have one particular doctor) but have had the same doctor for the last 3 years, and all have said the same thing, "I wouldn't be too concerned if I were you." But I am concerned! My current doctor has said that I have to try for a year without success before they will be concerned about infertility. Everything I find online and in books about fertility and ovulation basis everything off your monthly cycle. This doesn't help me in the least, as I don't have a monthly cycle. Is my doctor wrong? Do I need to be concerned? Is there something more I can do? Can/should I make my doctor refer me to a specialist?

 

B. Jacobs, M. D. - November 3

If are still having irregular menstrual periods, you are not ovulating regularly. If your periods are regular, and there are no other known reasons for impaired fertility, at the age of 28, give it a year without contraception.
Good luck.

 

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