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Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: NO PERIOD AFTER COMING OFF PILL
|Melani - Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:05 am||
I used to have perfectly regular periods even before I went on the pill in March 2003. They were exactly 28-days and I always knew when they were coming because my PMS symptoms were so distinct and always around 2 weeks before my period would start
i stopped taking the Pill in March this year. Since then I had one period starting on 30th April, one starting on 30th July and then none since.
I visited my gynae in August who did his checks + tests and he assures me that everything is normal and that my period should regulate itself soon. (said that this sometimes happens when u stop taking the pill)
It is now 6 months since I last took the pilll - if everything is normal can I expect my next period next month ?
Any thoughts or ideas ?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:14 am||
It's not unheard of for some women to go 6 months without menses after discontinuing birth control pills and approx 10 months after discontinuing Depo-Provera injections. However, I would suggest that if you have no menses again next month that you contact your doctor again. He/she may want to do another physical exam along with some additional tests including a thyroid function to determine if the problem is/isn't related to birth control side effects.
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