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Is it not normal to not have a period on microgestin fe

Customer Question

Hi is it not normal to not have a period on microgestin fe 1/20?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: I went from lo loestrin fe for 6 years (no periods) and just switched to microgestin fe 1/20 this past month. I am on my 4th week the brown pills and ii thought it might give me a period. Is it normal to not still have one?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

Hi Dr. Mo here, please give me a moment to reply.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

That's a low dose hormone so it is quite possible to have either break through bleeding or a full period on that medicine.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have no period for 6 years though?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

4 weeks isn't really long enough to get accustomed to a new birth control.

We always recommend 2-3 cycles. But yes, it is quite normal to still not have a period with it.

Of course you should do a pregnancy test but I'm sure you would know.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

So in order to investigate why you aren't having a period your doctor can run a few tests, but even not having a period doesn't mean that anything is wrong with your reproductive organs.

Just as much as the medicine can give you spotting and breakthrough bleeding it can completely get rid of your period.