I am unsure what my cycle is like when I’m not on the pill, but I am on day 33 with no period?

Hi. I have recently stopped taking my birth control in hopes of trying to conceive. I had been on the pill for about 8.5 years. I stopped taking my pill at the end of my last packet which was one month ago.

I have yet to start my next period. I am unsure what my cycle is like when I’m not on the pill, but I am on day 33 with no period. However, another strange thing is that my last period (while on birth control) was very irregular. It was only two days instead of the usual 4-5 and it wasn’t even enough flow to fill a tampon. I would call it spotting more than anything. I thought that I might be pregnant, but I have taken multiple tests and they all have had a negative result.

Should I be concerned that I have not had my period yet and that my last one was so strange?

Age: 26
Medications: None
General Information: I am currently experiencing very normal symptoms regarding PMS: cramps, backaches, headaches, and nipple soreness.

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Dr. Javez Ernesto
3:38 pm

It can take up to 10 to 15 weeks for your cycle to return to normal. Sometimes even longer. Spotting during your last period was probably just coincidental. You may also experience unusual menstrual bleeding until you are back to normal. No need to worry.

Dr.Honey Arora
7:39 am

Thanks for the query..

Well, you are not pregnant as you were on contraceptive pills and the delay in periods is due to the sudden stoppage of the contraceptive pills.

It can take some time for the hormones to get regularised and to let your periods to withdraw..

You should wait for some time and watch..

Take a nutritious diet and do regular exercise.

If you do not get periods even after next 12-15 days consult a Gynaecologist and get a hormonal profile and sonography done..

Hope this helps..