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Pregnancy after the pill

By February 20, 2012 - 7:44pm

Ok background:
I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 19 after a laparoscopy. I had been on multiple pills to find one that regulated me. Most would work for a time but my body would "get used" to them and they would no longer control pain. My doctor recommended seasonique and I would just skip the placebo pills. That worked for years (I'm 25 now) until recently. My spouse and I decided that I would just stop taking the pill and see what happens. Were both ready to be parents but we aren't trying. I stopped taking the pill back in October and unfortunately my periods have been getting gradually worse again so my question is, how long should it take before I should see my doctor about fertility?

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By Anonymous February 25, 2012 - 7:28pm

Hi stephaniedowns,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Some doctors advise to wait for the first normal menstrual period after you stop taking any birth control pills. Some women conceive within a week or two after stopping birth control pills. Endometriosis can cause infertility in many women, but with treatment, the possibility of pregnancy is increased. Discuss treatment options with your doctor to decide what would be the best course to take to increase your chances of pregnancy.  If not then you might want to see a fertility specialist.

Here is a link on Endometriosis which am sure might be helpful





February 25, 2012 - 7:28pm

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