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Hi I have not had a for one year, I am not sexually

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Hi I have not had a period for one year, I am not sexually active nor have been for the past year, however i am trying for the marathon. My BMI is 21 and I am 24 years of age. I was wondering how does this effect may changes of pregnancy in years to come!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 2 years ago.

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Customer:

Hi

Dr Owen :

Actually this is QUITE common - women who exercise a lot - such as women like you training for a marathon, Gymnasts, etc - they actually stop having a period because of lower than normal BMI which also decreases their estrogen levels a bit - NOW there is NOTHING wrong with that - and actually it helps in the long run for various reasons. But once you get back to a normal life without all that training - your BMI should increase a little bit, your estrogen levels should return to normal and you should have normal periods and you should have no problem getting pregnant.

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The ONLY things I would check NOW are a thyroid and a prolactin blood test - just in case those are the reasons why you are missing your period - as these can be easily treated with medication.

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Customer:

So its fair to say I have nothing to worry about

Dr Owen :

That is correct -

Customer:

great, thanks so much

Dr Owen :

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