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A 25-year-old female asked:

Havent had a period for around six months now. basically since i got off the pill. which i took to regulate my period. im not overweight or stressed.

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See your doctor: you may be underweight or exercising too vigorously which can affect the onset or delay of your period. In either case, discuss it with your PCP or OB/GYN.
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Probably fine : Not getting a period for some time after stopping oral contraceptives is not rare. If you were my patient I would suggest a trial of acupuncture to help reset the hormonal axis and if it continued I would refer you for a formal gynecology consultation.

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