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A 28-year-old female asked:

How long does it take to get your period after stopping the contraceptive pills?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Irregular period: Irregular periods following discontinuation of hormonal birth control is very common. It reflects your body's efforts to recalibrate hormones back to normal levels. It can take up to 6 months to resume normal cycles. Unless you are trying to get pregnant, use an alternative method of birth control every time you have intercourse. A pregnancy test will confirm whether you are pregnant or not.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

I've come off the contraceptive pill after 8-9 months, how long will it take for my period to come?

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Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Any time: Your period may return even within the first month. Depending where in the pack you stop, it's possible that you may immediately try to get pregnant.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2020

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