Off the Pill but no periods

I am 23 and came off the Pill six months ago, but I haven't had a period since. My partner and I want to start a family but when I saw my GP he told me not to worry and that my periods would probably start again soon. Is this normal?

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Obstetrician Leonie says: Sometimes it takes three to six months for periods to return to normal after coming off the Pill. However, if they haven’t returned after six months, there’s likely to be a medical reason, and it usually means ovulation isn’t taking place.

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Stress, excessive exercise and being underweight are all common causes. Polycystic ovary syndrome, an overactive or underactive thyroid gland, or side-effects of medication may also be responsible.

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It’s important to see your GP for a check-up so that any necessary treatment can be recommended.

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