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A 31-year-old female asked:

I was on micronor (norethindrone) for a year after birth but it made me bleed constantly. i came off 2mths ago and have had no period. neg preg test. very unusual! ?

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Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 45 years experience
Not Unusual: When you bleed constantly on Micronor (norethindrone) or any birth control pill, often, when you stop the pill, your body will react with no bleeding. Give it another month, if still you have no menses, see a doctor.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Off BCP: Not unusual. Birth control pills are hormones and at times when stopping there may be a period of amenorrhea (up to 6 months). Would check urine/blood HCG possible sonogram, which would rule out pregnancy and check for developing follicles. In post pill amenorrhea there are no developing follicles, also your LH/FSH is low. Follow with your doctor.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
I've been off bc micronor (norethindrone) for 9 days. My bf ejaculated inside me 7 days before i'm supposed to start my period. How likely is it that i'm pregnant?
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Possible: Hard to say more because ovulation first month off the pill is irregular.
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Last updated Oct 15, 2014

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