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No periods after stopping pill

I started taking the pill about two years ago when I was 17. I was on it for 9 months then had to stop taking it due to the fact that I didn't have health care. Its been about 10 months since I stopped taking the pill and I had one period shortly after i stopped. But since then I havent had a period in about 7 months, normally I try not to worry about health issues just because I can't really afford to go to the doctor but im starting to freak out and get really really worried. Has anyone else had problems such as this? Any suggestions?
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replied June 24th, 2010
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
What you facing is known as “post-pill amenorrhea.” The longer you were taking the pill, the longer it will take for your periods to return or begin ovulating and be fertile. This happens due to hormones contained in the birth control pill which prevent ovulation (stop ovaries from releasing eggs). Even though you stop taking the pill, it may take some time for your body to get back to producing its own hormones which can stimulate the ovaries into producing and releasing eggs again. Since it is longer than 6 months that you have not had your periods, you shold get an detailed examiantion and investigations done to find out the exact cause for your absence of periods.
Start with treatment as indicated after your examination and investigation results.
Hope this helps. Take care.


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