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Zumba3
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In the middle of a pack of Seasonique, I stopped taking it at the advice of my gynecologist. This was on July 16.

I had been having problems with spotting that weren't going away. A couple days after I stopped, the bleeding got heavier (seemed more like a normal period) and stopped about 5 days later.

Before I went on the pill, my cycle was fairly regular - 28-32 days.

My question is, is when should I expect my period now? I don't know if I've ovulated since being off, and today is day 29 since I quit and I have not gotten my period. I have had sex about 4 times (using a condom) since going off the pill.

Any advice on when I should expect my period and when I'd need to be concerned?

Thanks!

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JamsessionVT
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You quite midpack, which is a different scenario than not continuing after you finish a pack.

Some spotting and randomly bleeding is to be expected. Depending on how long you've been on the pill, you may not have a reliable period for a few months, until the hormones have been sorted out.

Chances are you will not get your normal period this month. I don't think you need to be concerned about not having them, as it is so be expected, so some patience on your part will be required.

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Zumba3
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So, if I do not get my period in the next couple days, should I not bother taking a pregnancy test?
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Nope, not if you're using condoms correctly. If you want to take one for your own peace of mind, that's a different issue, but it's really not necessary.
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