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A 19-year-old female asked:

is there something wrong with me? i'm 20 years old and i haven't got my period in over 2 weeks. i took 3 pregnancy tests to make sure i wasn't pregnant and i am not. is it okay for me to take birth control just to get my normal cycle back? or can it be ha

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
No, : No, don't start your birth control until you are absolutely sure you are not pregnant. Birth control pills are not safe to take during pregnancy. Please see your doctor and have them run a blood pregnancy test (beta hcg) which is more accurate than urine testing. If you developed pain, spotting, or felt light-headed, then you would have to go to the er.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. E: If you had sex since your last period, repeat the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx

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