Donate Now
We've Moved! Check out our new boards.
  New Poll  
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Scarleteen Boards: 2000 - 2014 (Archive) » SCARLETEEN CENTRAL » Bodies » Irregular periods, contraception, & birth control..

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Irregular periods, contraception, & birth control..
Member # 101116

Icon 8 posted      Profile for LittleMissO     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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 ?

Miss O

Posts: 38 | From: Virginia | Registered: Dec 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Scarleteen Volunteer
Member # 20094

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Karybu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." -Arundhati Roy

Posts: 5799 | From: Canada/Australia | Registered: Sep 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator

  New Poll   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Get the Whole Story! Go Home to SCARLETEEN: Sex Ed for the Real World | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3