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A 23-year-old female asked:

Stopped bc 8 months ago. period seems too light. i usually need 1 tampon on the first day, and have light-mild spotting after. about 3 days. normal?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
YES: it takes several months to "normalize" after you stop the pill (and , in fact, many women NEVER have the same "kind" of menstruation after the pill for an extended time! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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