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Girl126
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I was taking the Birth Control Pill for exacly one week it was giving me horrible side effects so i decided to stop taking it. I was suppose to get my period two days a ago and it hasnt came yet. I am wondering can the birth control be causing this?

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Heather
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It can. Even just one week of taking the pill can be enough to throw your usual cycles off.

During that week or since, have you engaged in any sex which presents a risk of pregnancy using only that pill? If not, then I'd assume things are just wonky because of going on and going off. If so, then I'd suggest a pregnancy test, just to be sure.

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The times ive had its been with protection.
So if i take the test and comes put negative should i contact my doctor? Or should i just wait till it comes?

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I don't see any need to contact your doctor right now if a test is negative (and if you used a second method properly, even that probably isn't necessary).

I'd just wait this out another couple weeks, if need be, and if by next cycle, you still see nothing, then I'd call in.

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I startes spotting yesterday & then it went completly away what could this mean?

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Robin Lee
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That can happen, that a period can start light, go away for a bit, and then come back. The heaviness, duration, and pattern of menstrual bleeding is affected by many things, which could include having taken hormonal birth control, even for a short period of time.

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