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When does menstruation occur after stopping birth control pills?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Wed, 9 May 2018 in Women's Health
Question: How soon after I stop birth control should I expect my period
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Usually 2-4 wks.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
It takes a while for your periods to come back after you stop taking the pill. Most women will have a period around two to four weeks after stopping the pill, but this depends on you and what your cycle is normally like
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 19 minutes later
I stopped taking it bc I was getting a cycle every two weeks with head aches and dizziness. So I don't know exactly when I was fertile. I tried taking them again maybe 3 weeks ago. I've been cramping slightly. I just had a baby and the symptoms ate diffrent from the first time. By this time I had some symptoms but none this time. What are the chances of me being pregnant again?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Urine test can help.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
After a childbirth the chances of pregnancy are less in first three months. If you are having an irregular period then fertile period is difficult to predict. If your periods are overdue by more than 5 days then do a urine test to find out.
Hope my answer is helpful.
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