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Can contraceptive pills cause PCOS?

I have had a regular period since it started at 13 and up until i started having sex. After taking the day after pill a few times i started getting my period less and less and now it has completly stopped! Could taking emergency contraceptive be the cause of my pcos???
Wed, 19 May 2021
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Hi,

Taking the morning after pills can cause irregularity in your periods, but these pills are not known to cause PCOS or to stop the periods completely. I understand from your answer that you were not using contraceptive pills as a regular contraception.

Contraceptive pills do not cause PCOS, rather they can regulate your periods if you take them as a regular contraception, if you have irregular cycles. However in your current scenario you must rule out pregnancy first. If this is not the case please see a gynecologist to investigate the cause of your period problem.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Kulsoom Qureshi, OBGYN
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Can contraceptive pills cause PCOS?

Hi, Taking the morning after pills can cause irregularity in your periods, but these pills are not known to cause PCOS or to stop the periods completely. I understand from your answer that you were not using contraceptive pills as a regular contraception. Contraceptive pills do not cause PCOS, rather they can regulate your periods if you take them as a regular contraception, if you have irregular cycles. However in your current scenario you must rule out pregnancy first. If this is not the case please see a gynecologist to investigate the cause of your period problem. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Kulsoom Qureshi, OBGYN