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Is it normal to have such a short period after birth control?

By September 15, 2009 - 9:36am
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I stopped taking birth control pills in June. I had one normal period. My next cycle was 35 days - 6 day period. This past cycle was 43 days! But my period lasted 2 and a half days...is that normal? My husband and I are trying to conceive. I thought I was pregnant, took a blood test and the next morning I got my period (very short period). Could it be that I ovulated much later in my cycle and that my "period" was implantation?

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I doubt the length of your cycle could determine the actual length of your period although it does sound like you are getting irregular. Have you had your ovaries checked? The reason I'm asking this is because I had polycestic ovaries and the irregular periods where the symptoms of it. During those times, I had no luck conceiving at all but once my ovaries got treated, and a little help from lady-comp to assist me in determining when is the best time for me to ovulate, I'm now a proud mama!
Just don't give up that easily and never stop to seek for answers as well. Best of luck!

September 16, 2009 - 7:56pm

Thank You. I have already read about all that before trying to conceive. It's just that after such a long cycle (43 days) I would have thought that my period would have been heavier and last longer.

September 16, 2009 - 2:31pm
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