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Question: Girlfriend hasn't had her period in 7 weeks

 thomas83 - Wed May 25, 2005 7:32 pm

My girlfriend got off birth control (OrthoEvra) about 7 weeks ago. After she stopped using the patch, we used condoms when we had sex. Not once during that period did we have unprotected sex. About 3 weeks ago, she started using the ring birth control method. Thing is, she hasn't had her period in 7 weeks though. Could this be normal because of stopping birth control/starting a new one? I'm starting to get really worried. I know we always used a condom... but who knows. What do you think?


P.S.: She's buying a pregnancy test on friday.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu May 26, 2005 6:20 am

User avatar Hi thomas83,
It is quite wise of her to perform a pregnancy test to rule out the possibility of pregnancy. However, keep in mind that absent menstrual cycles do sometimes occur as a result of taking/changing birth control and also may be caused by numerous other reasons aside from pregnancy.
 thomas83 - Sun May 29, 2005 4:16 pm

We were quite happy when my girlfriend got her period the night I made the first post. Thing is, she only had it for one day and hasn't gotten again since. What could that mean?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun May 29, 2005 9:47 pm

User avatar Hi thomas83,
I would still probably relate it to the change in birth control, but again she may want to perform a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy.

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