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Period after the pill. Is this normal?

Period after the pill. Is this normal?

Period on the pill: Yes. The simple answer would be yes, especially in the first month on the pill. The period, in this instance, is usually less than normal in intensity and duration. One would also have to wonder, in a rare scenario, if the birth control was strong enough or appropriately suppressing ovulation. ...Read more

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I took a pt 3 days ago period now 17 days late Pt said negative so now what yes I'm in the pill as well ?

I took a pt 3 days ago period now 17 days late Pt said negative so now what yes I'm in the pill as well ?

Unlikely Preg: Haven said that,repeat the test again and make sure you are using a reliable kit., If still negative,could be due to hormonal imbalance. See your GYN for workup ...Read more

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This may be odd, but is there a way to reduce the flow of a period without using the pill? More natural way?

This may be odd, but is there a way to reduce the flow of a period without using the pill? More natural way?

Exercise: Exercise can help reduce the flow of menses. Also non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen can be helpful. Talk to your doctor about an appropriate dosage for you to try if you are interested. Eating well with many veggies and lean protein is always helpful in feeling your best too. ...Read more

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Last month I had a one month pill break, I've now beens on period for 2 weeks on and off, is this because I had the break? I'm back taking the pill

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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I stopped taking the pill after 5 years; how long is normal to wait for your first natural period? And when is it a time to take a test if still late?

I stopped taking the pill after 5 years; how long is normal to wait for your first natural period? And when is it a time to take a test if still late?

Varies: Some texts will report that it can take up to a year to have a regular cycle. But, you should have a period (in any capacity) within a few months. If you have absolutely no bleeding/period for more than 2 months after stopping, i would recommend you see your physician. It still may be normal, but i would recommend checking at that point. ...Read more

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Why period has been unpredictable since taking the pill tried three kinds been on this one for four months and period is now 2 weeks and getting worse?

May need a specialis: With this many changes you may be safer to seek a 2nd opinion or a reproductive endocrinologist for consult. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I go on the pill for period reasons. Will I gain weight?

If I go on the pill for period reasons. Will I gain weight?

No: Weight gain from ocp is a myth and has been studied showing no evidence to weight gain. ...Read more

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Why haven't I gotten my period since being off the pill for 6 months?

Why haven't I gotten my period since being off the pill for 6 months?

Many reasons: Always worry about being pregnant first. Other causes include high dose oc's, stress, and pcos(polycystic ovarian disease).Best discussed with the dr who rx'd the pill. ...Read more

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I stopped taking the Pill yet my period has not resumed. What should I do?

I stopped taking the Pill yet my period has not resumed. What should I do?

Menopause?: At age 47 it is not uncommon for periods to cease entirely(menopause). Check with your GYN MD to find out if that is the case. ...Read more

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