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A 29-year-old female asked:

I want to go off oc pills after 7 years and use condom for birth control. what should i expect? when will i get my first natural period?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Variable: The menstrual periods on oc pills are drug induced so it may take a while for a woman's body to return to normal cycles, sometimes up to six months. Expect potentially heavier periods with more cramping or similar to the periods that a woman was having prior to using oc pills.

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Last updated May 23, 2013

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