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Effects of quitting birth control pills

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I've been taking the contraception pill Cilest for almost 2 years. My husband and I have decided to try for our first child, he is also 23. I stopped taking my pill on day 9 of my last pack (11th December) and on the 14th I had a bleed that lasted only 2 days. We've continued to have intercourse daily as when I was on the pill. Was this bleed because I stopped taking the pack partway through? And could it be classed as a "true period"?

Also, I've started to feel very tired, bloated and very thirsty over the last week. Is there a chance I could already be pregnant? Or are these side effects of coming off the pill? If so when would I be likely to ovulate and have my next period??

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replied December 29th, 2008
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A5187



When you stop taking birth control pills, vaginal bleeding occurs several days after. The symptoms you reported are connected with the process of ceasing to take the pill. It usually takes 3 to 6 months to re-establish the regular menstrual cycle. However, in very rare cases it might be regulated earlier, and you might become pregnant earlier, too.


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