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I stopped using Yasmin on 15 October 2010 and up to now i havent had a period. I did a home pregnancy test but it was negative. Is this normal?

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replied November 18th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A17161
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Basically you have secondary amenorrhea or absence of periods/menstruation due to some thing. In your case this could be due to post pill amenorrhea where periods stop because of suppression of pituitary gland in the brain by the contraceptive pills or depot shots. So this is the first thing that has to be ruled out. What is important is to find out whether you are ovulating or not.

In most cases periods return on their own after post pill amenorrhea within 6 months. If you are ovulating then you can become pregnant. If you are not ovulating, then after 6 months and after appropriate tests, drugs like clomiphene or progesterone, as the need may be, will have to be started to stimulate the pituitary to release FSH and LH.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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