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going off the pill
An_249793 posted:
it it normal after going off the pill to have two 42 day cycles and miss one completely and not be pregnant?
georgiagail responded:
It is normal to have irregular cycles (or NO menstrual periods) for a while after stopping oral contraceptives.

Remember that while you were on these, the hormones in these controlled when you bled, not your own body. Once off of these, it can take your body a while to adjust to life without these.

Of course if you have stopped the birth control and are now engaging in unprotected intercourse there is always a possibility of pregnancy.


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