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Firewater
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So my doctor diagnosed me with amenorrhea about a year ago due to the lack of estrogen in my system. She put me on birth control to try and "start" my menstration again but it only stayed regular for about 9 months after I stopped taking the birth control.

I haven't had a period since Jan 30, 2014. That being said, would it be fair to say that I couldn't get pregnant while my period is "gone"?

To my understanding, no periods means no ovulation. Therefore, could I consider myself infertile?

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Heather
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No, I would not assume that at all.

That is something I would only presume if a healthcare provider has tested your fertility - and I am guessing they have not - and told you as much.

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Firewater
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Alright, thanks Heather. [Smile]
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Firewater
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Okay... Something strange is happening. I've made an appointment with my doctor for next Wednesday but I was wondering if you guys at Scarleteen had any clues.

I just finished my first pack of birth control this morning, but about 3 pills (days I guess) ago, I started getting brown spotting. I haven't had a period since late Jan/early Feb and the first time I tried the pill, I got spotting.

Thing is, sometimes the spotting is super dark and I'm kind of scared I won't get a normal period. [Frown] Is the spotting normal?

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Karybu
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Spotting is a fairly common side effect of the pill, particularly during the first few months as your body adjusts to the extra hormones. It might affect your period this month, it may not: there's just no way for anyone to know that. But you can always double check with your doctor at your appointment to see what they have to say about it.

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Firewater
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Alright, thanks. [Smile]

I was super stressed out because I thought I'd had a pregnancy risk but... It's impossible through dry humping, right? (We were both wearing underwear & he never ejaculated. And according to him, he doesn't get precum...)

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Molias
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Just so you know, it's highly unlikely (as in, pretty much physically impossible) for your boyfriend not to produce precum.
As for your particular risk, check out all the info here: This Is Your Pregnancy Scare Answer

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Firewater
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Sorry, I phrased that badly. He does get precum, but he says he gets it VERY close to climax which he wasn't while we were fooling around.

I've read through all the articles & various threads on the subject from this forum. It just feels better to get a direct "It's not possible" from another person for your particular case, y'know?

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