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A 20-year-old female asked:

4 month on birth control, never missed a pill this month, is it normal for me to to be late or skip a period?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The low dose pills we use today stimulate little growth of the uterine lining. For that reason they make periods shorter and lighter ( one of the non-contraceptive benefits) and you may skip a period every now and then. Hope this is reassuring.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to skip a period while on birth control?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes , can happen: Especially on the low dose pills, because you may not build up enough tissue to get a period which is fine if you are on the pill, but you should check a preg test to prove you are not preg and then you will know u are not pg and I have many of my patients take the pill without any placebo pills so they will not get a period which is fine to fdo.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it unusual to miss a period while on birth control?

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Dr. Snunit BEN - OZER
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Sometimes: Especially in low dose pills. Ok if your doctor determines no hormonal or other problem.
A 34-year-old member asked:

After 7 months of being on birth control, is it normal to miss a period occasionally?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Snunit BEN - OZER
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Sometimes: Especially in low dose pills. Ok if your doctor determines no hormonal or other problem.

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