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Question: Menstural Cycle

 teeni25 - Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:00 pm

Hello I am a 19 year old female. I was on the patch form of birth control for about 6 months, then I changed to the pill form. I stopped taking the pill in December of 2006. This month my cycle went off Jan. 16, then came back on Jan, 25. I usually have normal periods. Could someone please tell me why this is.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:43 pm

User avatar It is quite common for women to experience some irregularity after stopping birth control pills. Generally this resolves after a few cycles.

If you continue to have irregular periods I would suggest discussing this with your doctor.

Hope this helps.

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