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I stopped taking hormonal birth control last month and still haven’t gotten my period. What is normal when you stop taking hormonal birth control?

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I stopped taking hormonal birth control last month and still haven’t gotten my period. What is normal when you stop taking hormonal birth control?

When you’re getting off of birth control, it’s totally normal to have some symptoms as you’re transitioning from the hormones that were in your birth control to your natural hormones. Some of these symptoms can include breast tenderness, acne, mood changes, a heavier period compared to normal, a more painful period compared to normal, or an irregular period. All of these symptoms are typically transient, meaning they can last about 1-2 months. If they last any longer than that, then I would definitely recommend reaching out to your primary care physician or your gynecologist.

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