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Does the birth control Microgestin Fe 1/20 lead to missed periods? I've been on it for 5 months and have not had sex so I feel like I cannot be pregnant. However, I have experienced cramping and a little white discharge this past week (the week I'm supposed to get my period). Could this be a sign that my period is about to come. I have 1 more non hormone pill left but I usually get my period when I have 3 non hormone pills left. I'm just worried and frustrated.

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replied July 11th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A36968
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You can experience 1-2 missed periods while being on the hormonal contraceptive pills. If you do not get your periods even after stopping with the pill use, then causes like ovarian suppression (post contraceptive amenorrhea), failure, hormonal derangements etc should be ruled out. The white discharge and the cramps that you describe could suggest chances of infection. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test to look for causative agent. Get started on appropriate treatment as indicated by the examination findings and investigation results to control the symptoms and 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. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse.
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