A 48-year-old member asked:
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is it normal to have irregular periods and have them become regular after stopping birth control pills?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Irregular periods cause by an ovarian cyst which is surpressed or "pops" on the contraceptive pill will often resume normal regular cycles after the pill is used as treatment.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Menses may become very irregular for about 3 months after stopping birth control pills. There are many variations. Oral contraceptives. May help keep your natural hormones in balance.
Answered on Jan 10, 2015
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