A 28-year-old female asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 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 16 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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Hello, if My gf takes contraceptive pill the first time of her life at the first day of her period. IF she takes for 5 days and stop so it is basically the fifth days of her natural period, does ovulation will take place the 14th day the same?
Dr. James Ferguson
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Does oral contraceptives deplete vitamins in my body? On bc pills to help regulate period. Should i stop taken bc, continue, or just take vitamins?
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 57 years experience
No: No relation. Take the bc pills to regulate period and the vitamins if you wish to do so.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Ive been on the contraceptive pill Mercilon for some months now but I get terrible nightmares practically every night and Ive gained significant weight since I started it but Im worried about what will happen if I stop(acne, worse periods etc?
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A 23-year-old female asked:
I dont get periods bc of my contraceptive pill but recently Ive been bleeding for days after sex w my partner & we drink/smoke/take drugs sometimes, also just happened after a night where I didnt have sex but was drinking/smoking/using drugs, why?
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