I was concerned that although I have had unprotected sex for 5
years with 4 different men, and have no sexually transmitted
diseases, I have never gotten pregnant. At times I will miss my
period for a month, possibly two, but it always returns. Usually after
I miss it, when it returns it is unusually painful, but if feels like painful
cramps, not contractions, and I get no unusual discharge. Although
my family has a history of gynecological problems, including
trouble conceiving, and ovarian cysts, it has never been too terribly
difficult for them to conceive. Are these miscarriages?
They could be, but there is no way to be certain at this point. It
could also be some minor disruptions in the menstrual cycle that
are common in late adolescence.
What should I do next? I am really not interested in conceiving, but
this problem concerns me. Currently I am 21, married, and began
my period 2 months before my 11th birthday.
Infertility is defined as no pregnancy after 1 year of regular
unprotected sex. If that is the case for you now, you would be
eligible to see an infertility specialist for evaluation.
Are you on birth control now? If not, take one of the home
pregnancy tests next time you miss your period by 14 days or
more. If it is positive, you should see a Ob/Gyn. Tell him/her about
your past experiences. That is because spontaneous abortion or
miscarriage is more common than people think. So causes for it
are not routinely investigated until the woman has three or more in
a row. If you are using birth control, wait until you are off and are
trying to conceive before trying the above.