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out of whack after ending birth control?

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I forgot to take my birth control pill and just decided not to finish the pack because my dr. prescribed a different kind and to start the new one after my next period starts. She didn\\\\\\\'t give me the okay to stop taking my previous pack (she doesn\\\\\\\'t know). I am sexually active but we pull out. ( I know that's not the safest method). I\\\\\\\'ve been waiting to start the new pill but my period hasn\\\\\\\'t come yet and it should have come last weekish. After I was off the pill, I did notice a little spotting, so I\\\\\\\'m hoping it will be 28 days since the spotting. Is there a chance I\\\\\\\'m pregnant? or is it common for your period to be out of whack after ending birth control?

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replied February 19th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A19803
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After you stop taking the birth control pills, you should get withdrawal bleeding within next 5-10 days due to hormonal withdrawal. Since you did not get your periods in your last cycle, consider getting a thorough check done to see if there are any other underlying issues. Prolonged use of birth control pills sometimes cause 'post pill amenorrhea' which would result in no periods.
If you suspect to be pregnant (if you were not regular with taking your last birth control pill pack), then do not hesitate to ask for blood HCG test to rule out pregnancy before you start taking the new birth control pills.
Take care.

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