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normal to randomly skip a period?

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I was on Yaz 28 for years, then i went off last year had a regular period for about 3 motnhs and then nothing for abotu 6. I went to my doctor and he gave me a hormone pill i took for 7 days and about 5 days later i got a period and then nothing again. I am back on Yaz, after my first month i got a period after taking the first pill of the second month, and now I am on the 2nd pill of my third month and i still have no period. I have had unprotected sex but took a test and nothing. Should i be worried or is it normal to randomly skip a period?

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replied July 14th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A25056
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Sometimes you can miss 1-2 periods while being on hormonal contraceptive pills. However chances of pregnancy also cannot be ruled out. Look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy if you suspect to be pregnant. If you suspect to be pregnant, do not delay in visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
If periods do not start even after stopping with the birth control use, then further investigations should be considered to rule out chances of secondary amenorrhea, post-pill amenorrhea, ovarian failure etc.
Take care.

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