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Monday, April 21, 2014
I just turned 50. I`m active and my cycle just stopped. It has been two months no cycle. I don`t know if it is menopause. Not pregnant. Should I continue to take birth control pills?
I am unclear if you are currently on birth control pills. If you are, your lack of menses is just a reflection of your birth control pills. If you are not on birth control pills, we recommend contraception of some kind until at least one year of no menses.
Cynthia B Evans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University