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LittleMissO
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I quit the pill around mid March because of the misery I was in because of it. Ever since then I've been irregular. I've never been irregular in my life until now actually:(
Anyway, I started having sex again ( as I had a phobia of it due to a condom break once) sometime mid April. We use condoms perfectly and Always hold the base when withdrawing. We withdraw WAY before ejaculation so the condom is mainly for the pre-ejaculate.

I had 2 periods last month ( one cycle being only 20 days and the next 23) but now my period is nowhere to be seen on day 25. Is this more likely because my body is trying to re-adjust it's natural hormones or is it more likely I'm with child?

Given all the wonderful staff here i'm pretty sure it's not the latter, but what can I do ?

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Karybu
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It can take quite a while after stopping hormonal birth control for your cycle to go back to normal. For some people it happens fairly quickly, but for others it can be several months. Since you're using two methods of birth control (condoms and withdrawal) the risk of pregnancy is really very low. It's much more likely that your body is just adjusting to being off the pill but if you'd like to test for peace of mind, that's always an option.

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