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pregnant or is this a side effect from going off the pill?

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Im 18 years old and my period is now 57 days late.
I went of the pill (Juliet) in july 2011 for personal reasons and had a withdrawal bleed for 7 days and since then i have had nothing. I am having no pregnancy symptoms at all (that im aware of) and at the moment i am feeling period like cramps but nothing ever comes.
Im a healthy weight and am currently going through year 12 but i didnt think stress could delay a period for this long?? i have taken 5 pregnancy tests, all negative.
Am i pregnant or could this be a side effect from going off the pill??


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replied September 27th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A27175
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the cause for your absent period without examining you and going ahead with looking at further investigation results. The absent periods could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy (if your fertility has returned back to normal after stopping with birth control use) if you have been sexually active after stopping with birth control use. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms and go ahead with getting blood HCG level estimation done to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately.
Another possibility could be probable ovarian suppression or ovarian failure or hormonal derangements etc., as a result of prolonged hormonal pill use. Other causes for secondary amenorrhea should also be looked for if pregnancy gets ruled out. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and get started on appropriate treatment as indicated (by examination and investigation results) to help you get back periods and regulate them. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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