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tofutticutie
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how likely is it to miss a period while you're on the pill and using it correctly?

do stress and other things like that still affect a woman's cycle when she is on the pill, or does the pill generally still regulate it?

if i've missed a period while on the pill, should i continue to take it anyway?


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Have you been on this pill for a while now? If you're new to it then it might be your body adjusting to the configuration of the hormones.

Stress can definately still affect your period even on the pill. I know I've had mine been delayed a little when I was stressed out.

I think you can continue to take it anyway, but if you've had a pregnancy risk then you should consider taking a pregnancy test and go from there.

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i have been on this pill for over a year and a half, so i'm not new. but i just transferred to a new college and have been under a lot of stress because of that.

but i do plan to get a pregnancy test if it doesnt show within the next week or so.

do you know if college health centers usually have/give pregnancy tests?

thank you


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Stress can defineatly do it ... So ... Try not to stress. Easier said than done, i know

Your college health centre should do pregnany tests ... You can always call ahead and ask before you go in, though.


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