Our expert says:
Often, once the oral contraceptive pill has been withdrawn, the true underlying pattern of menstruation emerges. In some cases, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) begins to manifest itself, and typically cycles get delayed and ovulation progressively occurs less and less frequently. However, other hormonal factors such as thyroid imbalance and prolactin problems may also present in a similar fashion and therefore a full hormone profile may be necessary. However, in the interim, it may be advisable to monitor ovulation using the ovulation testing kit. In this instance it may be necessary to use not just a single testing kit but two kits per month starting from day 10 of the cycle and continuing up to day 19. Should no ovulation be detected during the testing interval then certainly a visit to the gynaecologist is necessary.
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