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birthcontrol for almost a year only got my period twice

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ive been on birthcontrol for almost a year and ive only got my period twice since feb11 i havent got my period is it normal also last month i would forget my pill but i wouldnt forget 2 or 3 just one day can i be pregnant

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replied April 27th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A34347
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You can experience missed periods while being on hormonal contraceptive pills. If there have been long gaps between periods and absent periods, then chances of ovarian suppression or failure, hormonal imbalances, etc should be ruled out. You can also be at risk for pregnancy if you have messed up your regular birth control pill intake, or have missed taking 2 or more than 2 active pills, or taken them late by more than 2-3 hours late on 2 or more than 2 occasions (you will not have the effective protection from your birth control pill use). Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for the underlying cause for your absent periods. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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