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A 16-year-old female asked:

I am 16,i have lost my period because i lost weight. so is it safe to take birth control to get back my period or there is a natural ways to get it?

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Dr. Hien Tran
Pediatrics 15 years experience
U need so fat: I don't know how much weight you have lost that you stopped having periods but you do need to have some in order to have normal periods. so if you are now underweight, I would suggest you eat a little more. if you are not underweight, I would wait a few months and let you body recover from the stress of the weight loss first. if still not returning, you could try bcps as long as your bmi is nl

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Last updated Dec 14, 2015

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