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Hello I take birth control pills but I would like to delay my period for more 3 days what can I do

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Your : Your doctor can recommend a safe birth control period for you to take. There are now birth control pills that can avoid the period altogether, and th ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period).
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If u do not: Want a period as soon as you are done with the hormone pills start a new pack, do not take the placebo pills.
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The mixture may lead to heavier bleeding when you stop! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: Your doctor will prescribe the best birth control for you and discuss the type with you. If you need protection from getting pregnant discuss that as ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The pills are regulating your menses. You may need additional medications and/or a workup to find out why you don't cycle regularly on your own, espec ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Less than a year: 85% of couples get pregnant in the first year of trying - if you're 22 see a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei) ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and No: The most effective way to delay your period is by using birth control pills.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong site: This public HT site is designed to provide medical information.If you read through the site info, it does not diagnose or treat patients. If you have ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a GYN MD: There are a number of medical reasons that can stop periods from occurring in a continuous manner, not the least of which are thyroid and ovarian dysf ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait and see: The first thing to do is to check a pregnancy test, to make sure you are not pregnant. If you haven't missed any pills, and this abnormal bleeding doe ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Irregular periods: are common among young women and are often associated with anovulatory cycles. Pregnancy is not likely to occur with anovulatory cycles. Menstrual cyc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berg
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pills: Just because you've had an essure doesn't mean that you can't have pills. I have often prescribed pills for menstrual symptoms (heavy bleeding, cramp ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
This does not make s: Your question does not make much sense to me. Do you now have breast cancer or you just imagining things ? Once there is a diagnosis of breast cancer ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Not uncommon: It isn't uncommon for it to take some months (as long as a year!) to get back to "real" menstrual cycles after stopping the pill.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See an OB/GYN: Issues of this nature are best answered on an individual basis after a full assessment by a professional. If you are trying to become pregnant it wil ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
PCOS: Unclear why you're not having a withdrawal bleed on hormone therapy. The most likely explanation is that the dose of estrogen is too low to stimulate ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with Gynecol: Ovarian cysts do not cause any problem with your menstrual cycle and do not cause you not to be pregnant. Treatment of ovarian cyst depends on the si ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
7 days: It typically takes 7 days of accurate use of oral birth control before you are considered protected.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't miss pills: Even taking a pill late can cause bleeding. Taking the pills 3 months at a time makes them even less forgiving when you miss a pill.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure, most likely: if used correctly and the timing is appropriate
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
U need to see your g: Gyn so a workup can be done as to why u do not get periods first, u may need other meds to start a period, if u start the pill sometimes you will not ... Read More
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