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A 17-year-old female asked:

After regularly having a period every month is it bad to miss it for the first time during the first month of taking birth control? ign of pregnancy?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Normal, not bad: Birth control can definitely affect your cycle, especially in the first few months you take it. If you miss a day or more, that can definitely throw off the cycle as well. Regular daily use should, over time, help regulate your cycle. I don't think you're pregnant if you haven't missed a pill, but a pregnancy test could confirm if you are. Give your body 3 months to adjust to new birth control.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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