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15 Sep 2007

Sporadic pill use - risky?
Hi.
I'm 22 years old and am about to go on the pill again to help sort out painful periods and skin problems. I've been tested for PCOS, and the tests were negative.
This is not the first time I'm going on.. I was on the pill for about 3 months when I was 14, and again for about a year when I was 18, both times to sort out my skin as I suffered quite badly with acne.

*I've heard that going on and off the pill sporadically can increase the risk of certain cancers. If this is true, I'd rather not go back on the pill this time, and instead wait for my skin to sort itself out. Is this true, or just an urban legend? Is it better, once you're on the pill, just to stay on it instead of stopping and starting?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Stopping and starting is okay.

Best wishes
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