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05 Dec 2005

How long can I take the pill?
First of all I would just like to thank you for this forum.

I have been taking the pill for 5 years. Over the five years I have changed pill a couple of times and now I take Mirelle (supposed to be the closest to my natural cycle). My GP says that I can stay on it indefinately until my husband and I decide to start a family. I have had irregular cells in my annual pap smears so I go every six months for a pap smear (my GP puts this down to stress).

My concern is how long can I stay on the pill? SHould I take a break? You hear these terrible stories about infertility and people often say it is the pill.

Thank you.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

You can stay on the Pill for many years. There is no need to take a break. There are no long term effects on fertility from the Pill.

Best wishes
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