No Period After Stopping Birth Control.

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I was on birth control for 4 years. I decided to stop taking it the beginning of August this year to ttc. After stopping I had a normal period. Since then I have not had one at all. It has been 4 months. I have had times where I have spotted for a day or two, but never a regular period.

Prior to birth control I always had regular and on time periods. I have taken pregnancy tests and they have all been negative. My question is, should this be something to be worried about or is the BC still working it's way out of my system completely?

ANSWER

I think 4 months is long enough to wait. You may need a "jump start" to get things going again. I'm assuming that you did not gain a significant amount of weight during those 4 years, because if you did, that might explain the delay. Even so, I think a check-up is in order. Good luck!

-- Cynthia, CNM