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Oral Contraceptive but no period. Negative Pregnancy Test. What's going on?

By Anonymous February 1, 2015 - 7:32pm
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I have been taking a generic of Yaz for the last year and a half. I am pretty good about taking the pill every night (within an hour or so give or take usually). The weekend before the last week of pills in my pack, I had sex with my boyfriend without using any condoms. The next week came and went with no signs of a period. I had some light spotting and brown discharge but nothing that justified more than a pantyliner. I took a pregnancy test just to be safe before starting a new pill pack which came back negative. I was feeling antsy about it and took another test about 72 hours later which again came back negative.

There has only been one other instance where I did not get my period while on Yaz. Is this something I should be concerned about?

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Hello, and thank you for sharing your question.

Although it is slightly usual to miss your period while on birth control, it is no cause for alarm.  You may need to take a pill with a stronger hormone dose.  But since the birth control you take is effective at preventing pregnancy, you do not have to do that if you do not want to.

I suggest that you wait it out.  If you have an irregular period again next month then you can talk to your doctor about possibly switching to a different pill that will help keep you period more regular.


February 1, 2015 - 11:18pm
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