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A 20-year-old female asked:

I stopped taking the pill after 5 years; how long is normal to wait for your first natural period? and when is it a time to take a test if still late?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Varies: Some texts will report that it can take up to a year to have a regular cycle. But, you should have a period (in any capacity) within a few months. If you have absolutely no bleeding/period for more than 2 months after stopping, i would recommend you see your physician. It still may be normal, but i would recommend checking at that point.
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