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Chicago, IL
A 20-year-old female asked:

I haven't had a period in almost a year and that period was brought on by birth control and lasted a month.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See gynecologist: Sometimes birth control is used to restart normal cycles. See your doctor. Good luck!
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Kenosha, WI
A 18-year-old female asked:

When you go off birth control do you lose your period for a month?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: There is a condition known as post pill amenorrhea which is the delayed return of periods after being on the pill. It does not always happen but can, rarely, last for up to one year. Be careful because ovulation and fertility can resume before your period does. Hope this helps.
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I've had my period for a month could this be a side effect of coming of birth control last year around this time ?
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No: Probably an anovulatory cycle.. See your doctor for treatment.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Went off birth control a year ago & now have bleeding, that can be heavy and lasts for a few days the week before my period every month. ?
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Cycle changes-GYN: You must get a GYN pelvic exam, female hormone and thyroid hormone evaluation and get back on oral contraceptives to control your cycle.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Hello, im 17 years old and was diagnosed with pcos last year. im currently on birth control and i finished my pills but still havent gotten my period 5 days later. what should i do?
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Last updated Sep 7, 2018

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