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Question: Stopped pills mid-cycle, still no period.

 Amanduhzilla - Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:52 pm

I am a 23 year old female currently taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. I missed my first two pills, and doubled up on 1 to 2 pills during the first two weeks. I am pretty sure I ovulated around week two based on body signs. I decided since there may be a chance of pregnancy, to stop taking my birth control just into my third week of pills. It has been five days since I stopped taking the pills. If I am not pregnant, should I have definitely started my period after stopping the pill mid-cycle? I have always had problems with spotting before. I know that the best way to determine pregnancy is through a test, but I was hoping that my delayed period after stopping the pills might be a sign as well. Could it just possible be a sign of hormonal imbalance?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:49 pm

User avatar It could be hormonal irregularity or pregnancy, either one. For future reference, it is OK to continue the pills even though there is the possibility of pregnancy. They would not hurt a developing fetus but would likely help to prevent pregnancy if you are not already pregnant. Wait until about a week after you would typically expect your period and do a pregnancy test, using first morning urine.

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