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A 37-year-old member asked:

can birth control cause late period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.

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New York, NY
A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have a late period after stopping birth control?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Amennorhea: Yes an irregular period may come because of hormone bnormalities afterstopping the pill one should monitor the menses and use an alternate form of birthcontrol until periods regularize.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can't see doctor for three weeks. Late period by two months with numerous negative tests. Could I go ahead and start birth control or should I wait?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Go to urgent care: Go to an urgent care and confirm that you are not pregnant. If you can do that then it is OK to start birth control, especially if you really do not want to become pregnant.
Wyandotte, MI
A 21-year-old female asked:

Late period, unsure if I should start new birth control pack?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, if no misses: If you took your oral contraceptive everyday at about the same time each day without missing any, then start your new pack of pills. Often the endometrium is kept minimal with the pills and there is very little bleeding. If you missed pills then do a pregnancy test.

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