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How does birth control pills help you regulate you period and how long should you take them if thats the only purpose of taking them

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
BC Pills: Bc pills work by giving you a constant concentration of hormones (an estrogen & a progesterone). Usually, fluctuations in your body's hormones contro... Read More
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Programmed cycle: Birth control pills use hormones to supress ovulation. Those same hormones effect the lining of the uterus so when you take the pills without hormone... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Variable: For most women, birth control pills regulate cycles within 3 months although this variable.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Hale
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones: Birth control pills work by using hormones to regulate. Before you start you should have your hormones checked as well as your thyroid levels and oth... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
2-3 weeks: but if you are on pills, then the chance of pregnancy is
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 weeks 2 long: Obviously, a 2 week long period is too long to put up with especially while taking the oral contraceptive pill. If the bleeding isn't spotting but "fu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: Not in the true meaning of the term addiction. Addiction is more than physical dependence, but oral contraceptives do not cause any kind of dependenc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
The : The bleeding should start around the time you start the placebo (sugar) pills at the end of the pack. For most pill packs this is day 21 of the cycle... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Levy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: If you had regular cycles prior to being on the pill, then it should resume normally immediately after ending the pill if you did not stop in the midd... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Follow the plan: since OCPs have a distinct regulation mode to get your body to behave as it should. Some irregular bleeding may occur in the beginning of the OCP in ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Hartley
Dr. Cindy Hartleyanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Return to doctor.: If you're taking your birth control pills every day as directed and still having heavy bleeding, you should return to your doctor for further evaluati... Read More

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