Can bleeding stop altogether from birth control?

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Can bleeding stop altogether from birth control?

Unread postby chickenkatsu » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:06 pm

I went to a doctor after skipping a few withdrawal bleeds (and confirmed with multiple tests that I am not pregnant). She told me the bleeding can lessen after taking the pills for a long time, and while usually my bleeding comes back every other month or so, it's very light. However, the past two months I have not bled at all and I am not pregnant. Can withdrawal bleeding stop altogether on the pill?

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Re: Can bleeding stop altogether from birth control?

Unread postby Sam W » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:03 am

Hi chickenkatsu,

Light withdrawal bleeds are a possible side effect of the pill, and some people on the pill do find that they don't get a withdrawal bleed at all sometimes. Since you've already ruled out pregnancy and checked in with a healthcare provider about your concerns, you can assume that's this is a side effect of your pill.

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