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Can birth control skip your periods

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes , can happen: Especially on the low dose pills, because you may not build up enough tissue to get a period which is fine if you are on the pill, but you should chec ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not if you are takin: Not normally if you are taking all 28 pills, the periods will come as last weeks pills are placebo and that causes the periods to come.If in doubt che ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can be: Post 'pill' amenorrhea is when a woman doesnt have a period after stopping birth control. It can also include the patch. This can last as long as 6 ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Efficacy: Birth control pills only become effective after you have completed 1 complete pack of pills. Please do not be careless. Use condoms and foam during th ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Russo
14 years experience General Practice
Hormones contained: Women using birth control pills can expect lighter periods, and sometimes no periods at all- since the hormones in it can really thin out the lining o ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The low dose pills we use today stimulate little growth of the uterine lining. For that reason they make periods shorter and lighter ( one of the non- ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
27 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Many women do not have a menstrual cycle when taking birth control pills. In fact some pills are packaged without the hormone free week to intentiona ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed period: Yes, while on birth control, one can miss periods. It is actually quite common to miss your period on the birth control pill, especially on the lower ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Snunit BEN - OZER
31 years experience Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: Especially in low dose pills. Ok if your doctor determines no hormonal or other problem.

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