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Missed birth control pills.. how long can it take to get my period back?

By Anonymous November 4, 2014 - 2:27pm
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Hello!-- looking for some quick help to ease some stress!
I have been regularly on birth control for about three years now. About a month ago I got my period and when it was over and time to start my new pack of BC, I realized I had misplaced them. I was unable to order another script until a month later. So I was off the pill for about a month and now I have received my new pill packs. My doctor told me I was to wait until I got a period to start the pills again, but I still haven't gotten it! The doctor was unclear about how long it could be until I got my period. Is it normal to not be getting it yet and if so, how long could it take before I do?


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Hi Marissa and thanks for bringing your concerns to EmpowHER.

Most women will have a period 2-4 weeks after stopping the pill, but sometimes it takes longer. Since it's been a month now I would call your doctor's office and ask for clarification from them on what you should do.

Also, be aware that when your periods do start up again they may be irregular for a while, and take about six months to go back to a regular routine.

Hope that helps,


November 4, 2014 - 6:23pm
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