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First month on the contraceptive pill...still no period. Day 6.

Before I started the pill I had not gotten my period for months (not because of pregnancy or anything) but because of a stressful year (diet change, family issues etc)

I went to my GP and she reccommended I went onto the pill, to hopefully regularise it, so I did. naturally, since I've only gotten my period about 3 times this year I couldn't start it on the first day of my period, so she told me to just start it when I could.

I started it, and I've been on my week off (I take the 21 day tablets) and it's the last day as I'm due to start taking tablets again tomorrow and all I've been getting are cramps.

I have been sexually active since taking the pill, but always with a condom also.

Any idea?
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replied August 18th, 2012
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the underlying cause for your delay in periods/absent periods or irregular periods without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. Irregular periods are usually associated with anovulatory cycles (menstrual cycles without periodic egg release from ovary). If you are not pregnant, the possibilities for missed periods could include secondary amenorrhea due to obesity, increased body fat percentage, brain or pituitary tumors, PCOS, hormonal derangements, ovarian suppression/failure, thyroid dysfunction, use of certain medications, changes in stress levels or lifestyle, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation (physical examination, blood and hormonal work-up, ultrasound scan) to look for the underlying cause. You may also consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist before proceeding with further treatment. 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. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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