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    Old 03-23-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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    Still no period 4 months after going off pill

    I got my first period very late, at 17 and only after being on estrogen pills for 10 days. Right after my first period I went on birth control, ortho tri-cyclen, because my acne was so bad. I have been on ortho tri-cyclen for three years and decided to stop taking it since my acne has been well controlled for awhile. I stopped taking it four months ago, and I still haven't had a period. I'm not sexually active. How long should it take until I have a period again?

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    Old 03-24-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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    Re: Still no period 4 months after going off pill

    You may have what is called Post-Pill Amenorrhea, which is a fancy word to describe some women who experience absent periods after going off the birth control pill. Many things can cause this: 1. If you have a low body weight, you may not have enough body fat to promote ovulation and menstrual cycles, or 2. It may be a disorder in which your body does not produce enough estrogen. Or 3. It may just be your body trying to adjust to a normal menstrual cycle after being on the pill. If this continues much longer I would suggest seeing an OBGYN since you had to take estrogen to promote menstration at 17. Hope this helps! Best of luck!

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