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?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Feb 26, 2015
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