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Should I be worried by no periods?

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Bluet1t · 20/09/2020 19:19

I was hoping someone might be able to offer some advice, as my GP doesn't seem to be taking this seriously, and I'm unsure what further tests I should be asking for.

I've taken cerazette/cerelle for over 10 years, since I was a teenager. Whenever I have missed a pill my period would come on within a couple of days.

I stopped taking the pill at the beginning of March. More than six months later I still haven't had a period. I am worried because this isn't normal in my past experience of stopping taking the pill and I'm very worried.

What further investigations should I be asking for?

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BF2748 · 20/09/2020 22:09

10 years is a long time to take a pill and can take a while for your body to find it’s natural rhythm again, which can explain why your GP isn’t investigating.

I would see another GP and ask them for s cons opinion and possibly blood test. It’s worth noting with hormonal checks they vary depending on the time of the day and also the day so it may not be accurate.

If you’re trying to conceive I would look at a fertility doctor as they can give guidance for lifestyle changes to assist.

lawandgin · 21/09/2020 08:57

Hi OP. I came off the combined pill at the end of May and only one period since. I saw a GP then gynaecologist last week. I had an internal ultrasound and he put me on medication to induce a bleed so I can have Day 3 bloods. He told me that despite being on CD46, I was nowhere near ovulation and that at my age and with being off the pill for four months, normal periods should have resumed. I would definitely see your GP. Some fertility clinics will also carry out these tests as part of a 'Fertility MOT' but it's pretty expensive (£300+). BTW I always had regular periods pre-pill, but that was 15 or so years ago.

Bluet1t · 21/09/2020 20:07

Thanks @lawandgin and @BF2748 that's really helpful.

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