I’m 20 and 293 pounds. I have had Secondary Amenorrhea for close to 4 years now. It is apparently being caused by my weight. I’m not planning to TTC for at least another 12 or 13 years. I don’t hate babies but it’s not just a good time on the emotional or financial level to have them. If I’m able to get down to a decent weight and get rid of this disease, What are my chances of getting pregnant when it’s time for me to TTC???
I know that it seems a bit silly to ask about this NOW but I’m not getting any real answers about this disease from my OB. Everytime I asked my OB about this, she would tell me not to worry about it or brings a therapist in the room to basically tell me that I’m crazy.
She’s since moved her practice out of state and I have a new OB that I’ll start seeing very soon. But how in the hell am I crazy for wanting to be proactive about my own health?? I’m sorry for the language but I’m just so fed up about this and at my wits end.
I know that I’m not producing eggs right now but what else could this be doing to my body?? Do I have a reason to be concerned about it besides the obvious infertility scare?? If I do get rid of this disease, Is there some kind of leftover side effect that could cause me to get Ovarian Cancer in the future??
I don’t have these answers and I need to know what’s going on. Please help me clear at least some of this up.
Thank You. D. R. from Michigan.
Hello D. R. from the U.S. (Michigan),
With this disorder, you have a hormonal imbalance and that needs to be corrected. The most simple way to do that is to use a low androgen birth control pill such as Yaz. Once you are ready for pregnancy, then you will have to use fertility medications, which actually do not increase your fertility but induce your ovaries to ovulate, so that you can give off an egg to get pregnant. You need to see a COMPETENT gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist to be evaluated and treated correctly!
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility And Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF