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And if so, could I this b implantation bleeding? Tests still negative.
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Thank u for sharing your story and giving hope to those who have gone through chemo and cancer. It's been 4 years since my bone marrow transplant and last period. Two weeks ago out of nowhere, I showed signs of ovulation and like 4-5 days later, just some light pink mucus discharge. Still no period but symptoms of either possible period or possible pregnancy. Can this happen?
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Hello. I am 42 and was diagnosed just over a year ago. My periods stopped after the second round of FEC, which was then followed by doxatacel. They have returned this week, 8 months after my last round of chemo. Whether I am fertile is another matter as I have PCOS and had to have fertility treatment to have my children. 

 

Amero xxx

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Hi! I am 35 years old and an AML (Acute myeloid Leukemia) survivor. I was also pregnant at the time. She is healthy and now 4 years old. I have had chemo and a bone marrow transplant. It's bone 4 years since transplant, pregnancy and chemotherapy. I thought for sure I was infertile. My periods still haven't returned but I just had my firat signs of very fertile ovulation. But still no period. Confusing if u ask me. Lol. BUT my message to u is there is always hope. Never give up in what u want or believe is right for u. Good luck and many blessings.
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@herewego

 

Thank you for your answer,

So you recover your periode in less than 6 months , that's a good thing, even you want to put your ovaries out instead.....

 

 

i'm looking for woman, who hadn't period for more than year  Smiley Sad 

 

merry christmas to all !!!

nath 

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HI Nath,

I had 4 x EC and 11 x Taxol from February to July. My periods stopped after 2nd EC and have just come back with a vengence. I've refused Zoladex (don't want to take another med as tamoxifen is giving me enough side effects) to chemically keep me in menopause and have opted to have my ovaries out instead. 

My situation is different as I'm 41 with 2 kids and am def not having anymore.

Might be worth checking with your BCN to see when genrally speaking periods come back after your chemo regime. Take care xx 

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Hi girls!!!

 

i was DG in january 2014 at 36, had 8 cycles of chemo FEC and TAXOTERE;

 

My period stopped after the second chemo, and still not back Smiley Sad

 

i finished chemo in september 2014 so, i'm in chemenopause for 13 Months post chemo ....

 

 

is there , any one, in the same situation?

 

did any one, get periods a long time after finished chemo ???

 

i have no children, and i mariied juste before the diagnose ;( 

 

i m taking tamoxifen ...  and i'am no 37 ;

 

hope to have some answers

 

Nath 

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I also wasn't told about the possibilty of being left infertile by chemo until I was handed the consent form on chemo day 1 ! Luckily I had never wanted children but I still came as a shock to find the choice to have a baby was very likely about to be taken awa from me x 

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Hi Im 46 now, diagnoed at 43. I had a lumpectomy and axila disection for triple negative cancer. Warned I would likely end up infertile after treatment. I had 4 cycles of EC 3 weeks apart and then 4 Taxol cycles 2 weeks apart. Periods stopped after the first Taxol . 12 months later I was put on HRT but withough checking for definite that i had done though the menopause! After taking HRT for 6 months I started have very lihght / short persions so they stopped the HRT but still didn't do any blood hormone tests to see what was happening. Then nothing much happened for amost 2 years until 3 months ago, I had the most horredous period and actually went to the Drs about it. Blood hormone tests and a scan later, it turns out I HADN'T gone through an early menopause afterall (despite what various docs and specialists had said previously!) because of the chemo and hormones were as they should be for a woman my age, Oh and I aslo now have fibroiods :-( Now I'm wondering if the fibroids have been caused by the excess levels of oestrogen that must have been in my system thaks to the HRT !! Anuway, I have since had 2 more very paiful and very heavy periods and all my GP suggested was getting a coil fitter !

Sorry that was a bit longer than I intended ! I would suggest asking fora blood test to see what your hormones are up to. Rchel xxx

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hi dear,

 

just read your story hope you have your period back , i havent had my period for 2 moths , worrying so much , i just engaged and we want tohave baby 

having menopuse system is killing me , crying nonstop , feeling hopeless eventhouh i believe there is always a hope

so i wish your helath and your period back like i am wishing myself at the same time ,  i know we will 

wish you the best 

irem

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hi dear

hope everything going well on your side just want to ask you that

are you still having your period? i am curious because i have the similar stroy going , but i am 34 years old 

doctor told me it looks my menopuse started , havent had my period for 2 months , worring sso muchSmiley Sad

chemo also finished 2 moths ago

wish you well

 

 

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So after 2.5 yrs ofnot having a period, mine returned today. Is this normal? Should I be concerned after it being so long? Im not sure what to think about this. I thought I was done. My doctor did tell me that it may or may not return.

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Hi.

I was 35 when diagnosed 36 when I finished 3 x fec and 3 x docetaxel

My periods came back today, 7 months after my last docetaxel and probably approx 6 months after the chemo left my system. My periods stopped half way through chemo just after the start of docetaxel.

FYI I saw a fertility doc and she said that immature eggs stored deep in your ovaries take 6-9 months to develop and mature at which point they get to the surface of your ovaries. Then they are released, and soon after that you will have a period. She said the developing ones are likely to get damaged by the chemo. Therefore, if all of the developing ones are damaged, it will take 6-9 months after the chemo drugs are out of your system (at least) before any new ones develop and come to the surface. She was exactly right in my case.

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Hi
I'm 44, I was diagnosed February 2012, had mx, recon and 6 x FEC. Periods stopped after 2nd chemo, had a period last month which was very heavy and have now had another one again very heavy. Anyone else experienced this? Should I be worried?
Gillian xx
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Awwww what lovely news! Huge congratulations to you! Keep is posted on the little bump xx
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Hi All, following my earlier post, I can now announce that I am happily pregnant. Please, anyone in a similar position who may have fears about chemo affecting their fertility, know that this is not always the case, and that there is hope for fertility after aggressive treatment and chemo for breast cancer. Best wishes to you all, :-)
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Hi All.  I was diagnosed with aggressive non-hormonal breast cancer in Jan 2005, aged 29.  Had lumpectomy, followed by 6 cycles of FEC chemotherapy, then daily radiotherapy concluding in November 2005.  I had Zoladex implant to temporarily shut down my ovaries, to protect my fertility during chemo.  When my treatment finished, my periods came back within four weeks of the Zoladex implant wearing off, in 2005.  Fast forward to December 2013, and I have been trying to conceive since having my coil taken out in Jan 2012 (implanted 2008).  I am starting to wonder if the chemotherapy may have some way damaged my ovarian reserve, or the quality of my eggs.  I have had an ultrasound scan of my uterus and ovaries in August 2012 and all was normal.  The sonographer said a follicle on my left ovary was enlarged and about to release an egg, but no good news to date.  Any advice?  Does me having periods mean I am fertile?  I am producing viable eggs?  I have a regular cycle, average 27 days...  Thanks, Smiley Happy

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Hello MJ

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the forums. 

 

I'm not sure that this is the best forum for you but as you are looking for support from other ladies who have been through chemo I have set your post live.

 

I would suggest that you maybe look at the Macmillan Website as the support from them my be more tailored to your present needs, here is a link to their site. http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertypes/LymphomaHodgkin/Hodgkinlymphoma.aspx

 

With best wishes

June, moderator

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Hello,

 

I happened upon your post. I am a survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma and am desperately searching the web for a relative story.

 

I was diagnosed Stage III in Oct 08 at the age of 31. I did 3 different forms of Chemotherapy to get Remission in Nov 09. I was told after the 2nd Chemo that I was in Ovarian Failure. I underwent a Stem Cell Transplant in Dec 09, followed with 4 months of Radiation. Almost immediately went through menopause symptoms and was later told I was Post Menopausal. This was 3 years ago....

 

8 months ago I started HRT because I was just so miserable and I have to say that it really has helped. 2 weeks ago I got a menstrual cycle - almost 7 days long. I have no idea what it means and whether I will ever have one again. I was just curious if you have continued to have a cycle?....

 

I appreciate story. It is nice to have someone to relate to.