A 35-year-old member asked:
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is it normal to have a missed period while on birth control?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can be.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.
Answered on Jun 23, 2013

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
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Yes: If you are taking the "pill" it tis common to not get aperiod.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Pregnant?: Obtain h home pregnancy test. They turn positive at about the time your next expected period would begin. If negative, repeat in one week.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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One per day: Birth control pills should betaken once per day. If you miss pills then they do work and you will trigger irregular bleeding. The package instruction ... Read More
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