Q. Is it normal to miss periods once we stop birth control pills?

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Sep 21, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 24, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 17-year-old female. I was put on birth control before three months. I took it for two months then stopped, and I have not had a period after finishing it. Is this common, or should I be worried? And I am not sexually active.

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I believe the reason you were started on birth control pill was because you already had irregular menses, and the physician must have advised you to continue it for at least six months. Also when you started your periods seemed to be regular for two months, but when you stopped it you reverted to your earlier state of oligomenorrhoea.

This situation points mostly towards polycystic ovarian syndrome. I would suggest you undergo an ultrasound to check the size of ovaries and the endometrial thickness (ET). If ET is more than 8 mm, then you can opt for a withdrawal bleed with progestins and then restart on birth control pills in consultation with your primary physician.

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