Haven't had my period on months, how can I tell how far along I am?

Maria - posted on 03/09/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So I have been showing signs of early pregnancy, but this is my first and I'm not sure. I am going to take a test, but they say most tests are more accurate at a certain point after ovulation. I haven't had my period in almost a year now though, so I have no idea how to determine when/if I've ovulated. Any help? And does not having my period for so long decrease my chances of pregnancy? And I only weigh 110 pounds; does this pose a risk for me or my baby (if I am in fact pregnant)?

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Raye - posted on 03/09/2015

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Maria, anytime you have unprotected sex the possibility exists that you could get pregnant, even if that possibility is slim because of your "medical condition". If you take a test and it's negative, then take another one in about a week. If it's negative too, you're probably not pregnant. Similar symptoms could be from any number of other factors, so your symptoms alone are not good indicators. You should still talk to your doctor about not having periods. It's not healthy to continue that way. And if you don't want to become pregnant, start using protection when you have sex.

Raye - posted on 03/09/2015

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Amenorrhoea is the absence of menstrual periods. Women who are athletes, who exercise excessively on a regular basis, and/or have low body fat are at risk of developing amenorrhoea. Disorders of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland or ovaries can also disrupt menstruation, causing amenorrhoea. If this goes on too long, you could have increased risk of broken bones and premature ageing.

A woman generally can’t conceive when she is amenorrhoeic. But once you begin menstruating normally, there should not be any effect on fertility. You should talk to your doctor both about your lack of menstruation and about your potential pregnancy.

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Maria - posted on 03/09/2015

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I have, thanks to both of you. I'm planning on doing a test this week. I just want to make sure I am not taking one too soon, because I don't know how long it has been since my last ovulation, if I have at all. I plan on seeing a doctor soon about all of this, I just want to do everything I can in the moment. I haven't been trying to get pregnant and it seems the odds are against me but I can't shake the feeling that I am.

Sarah - posted on 03/09/2015

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I hope you read Raye's post carefully, she is right. If you are super thin you may not be able to conceive. Have you even done a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant. If you are, the doctor can do an ultrasound to see how far along you are.

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