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06 Oct 2011

ovulation after Birth Control
How long does it take to ovulate after stopping the pill?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jen

In a vast majority of cases ovulation should return fairly promptly within the first month or two. If this does not happen then one should look to other possible causes such as underlying polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS], premature ovarian failure, premature menopause and other hormonal imbalances such as thyroid or Prolactin problems. It is very unusual for the pill by itself contribute to ovulation dysfunction.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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