Our expert says:
The percentage chance of falling pregnant per cycle is approximately 15%. It may well be that your cycle length has altered since stopping the pill and this may point to an underlying hormonal imbalance which was masked or camouflaged by the oral contraceptive.
I would therefore recommend a thorough hormone profile be undertaken as soon as possible to exclude the possibility of a thyroid imbalance or the possibility of raised prolactin levels and also to exclude an ovarian hormone imbalance as well.
The breast tenderness is a non-specific sign and may also occur in patients with very high progesterone levels just prior to menstruation as part of premenstrual syndrome.
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