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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonal types: Hormonal types of contraception will regularize your period and lessen the amount of bleeding as well as provide a reasonably secure method of prevent ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Take a pregnancy: test if it is negative then do not worry about the course of your period. It is normal.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Most women will have lighter period than before the pill. It is possible the menstruation goes away. If this is the first time you missed the period, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can: Some women do well with an extended cycle with their birth control pills, in order to avoid some of their periods. You can discuss that with your doc ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That would be fine.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If y ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it does not: No it will not stop your period as you start the pack on first day of your period.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holden
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
OCPs: Birth control pills are notarious for affecting the menstrual cycles. Not everyone experiences the same effect.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: Yes, you might start if you are not pregnant.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Might: Birth control pills generally work by keeping a constant level of hormone in the system to convince the body it is pregnant, and not ovulate. Skippin ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May not work: If you start the pill after you've ovulated (mid-cycle) you may not be able to delay the period.However, many drs recommend a quick-start(any day--as ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You get when stop pi: There are 21 pills packs without placebo which will make you have your period approx. A week after your 21 pill pack is finished.If you have 28 pill p ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : Yes that is correct.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Restart: Restart you pills with a new pack, the bleeding should resolve within a couple days.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : Yes you can but always check a pregnancy test too to make sure.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Bcp will suppress pms when you stop using it pms can return.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It may lessen pain: Yes it may lessen the pain and help regulate irregular periods as well.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No problem: If the spotting is occurring during the time you'd otherwise expect a "period", it's nothing to worry about--for many women who've been on the pill fo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenniffier Mahand
11 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy test first: if you are sexually active its a good idea to have a negative pregnancy test first. (most dr offices will do this before prescribing anyway). ruling ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: On bcps you don't have periods; you have withdrawal bleeding at the end of the pack and breakthrough bleeding while taking the pill. Breakthrough blee ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Discuss with your OB: You should discuss it with your OB first. When a woman skips the placebo pills the withdrawal bleeding that normally occurs during that time is "skipp ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can happen: BC pills work by fooling your body/preventing egg release.If the level of hormone (pill) drops after several missed days your body could release an eg ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Long period: It is possible depending on what pill you are on to have bleeding on active pills. You may need to switch birth control pills to higher dose or type. ... Read More

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