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Question: Missed Periods after stopping Pill


 daisy - Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:39 am

I recently stopped taking Seasonale (an extended cycle oral contraceptive) because of consistent breakthrough bleeding. As I was in the middle of a pack, I intended to wait until I had my next period, then start back on a monthly regimen. Problem is, it's been over a month since I stopped and I have not had my period. I have taken two pregnancy tests (1 week apart) and both show negative (it would be unexpected, but OK, if I were). Is there often an adjustment period after being on an extended cycle regimen?
 Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi - Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:06 pm

Dear Daisy ,

It's normal to get irregularities in your period after taking that pill, or any kind of contraceptive pills. That's called post-pill amenorrohea. caused by hormonal irregularities. soon your body's hormones will gain their balance again. if you wanna know if you're pregnant for sure or not, do a blood pregnancy test . it appears faster in blood than in urine. if you are ok with the pregnancym then just wait and see :)
but if u felt discomfort in your lower abdomen with a negative pregnancy test,please get back to your gynaecologits.

Best regards,

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