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confused333
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I have been on birth control pills since September to get my period regular and if I go off them will it remain regualar or get all messed up again?
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Heather
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This is not a crisis question. Ask a Sexpert is for crises only, as clearly stated. Please reserve it for such and post general questions in the other parts of the board.

This post is being moved to Safer Sex and Birth Control and will be answered there.

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Lady Moonlight
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From "On the Rag", Miz Scarlet's informative article on menstruation.

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It is absolutely normal, and quite common for the menstrual cycle to take up to as much as five years to really get regular. You might find that you go a few months without a period sometimes, or have shorter cycles, bleeding every three weeks instead of every four.

Personally, I started menstruating around age 13, and my cycles were still pretty irregular when I went on the pill at age 20. When I went off it at age 26, they stabilized into a 6-week cycle (a little longer than normal, but regular). However, I tend to think it was my aging that caused them to become regular, rather than my using the pill for 6 years.

I'd suggest you ask your doctor about this. Keep in mind, though, that every woman's body is different and it may be impossible to predict for sure what yours will do in the future.


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