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How long will I bleed if I stop taking my bcp

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Every patient is different in terms of how their body will respond to stopping their bcps. It also depends on the dose you were on and how long you w ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
De[pends: Some pts on bcp to help with irregular period, less cramping, shorter days of menstruation, less hormone imbalance etc..No one can absolutely tell you ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bleeding: It depends on how he prescribed it to you. Since I don't know the answer to that the best thing to do is to continue the medicine as he gave it to yo ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Fineberg
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Bleeding on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is usually from your uterine lining being thin. The estrogen in the birth control pills can help stabi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several days: Birth control pills are sometimes used to stop a prolonged period. They work to stop the period most of the time, and should do so in 3-5 days. Some ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Forgot bcp" /'s: Bleeding from a missed active oral bcp will not stop on some occasions until the active pills are discontinued for 5 days or so, and a "new" pack is s ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Give it a month: It is hard to say where you are in cycle because of stopping ocp. Give it a month to get back in you natural rhythm. If you have had sexual relations ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and no: Startiing the pills a day early will not impact their effectiveness. They will still prevent pregnancy. However, your bleeding may not stop a day earl ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Casados
Specializes in Family Medicine
Too fast for body: Often, taking only one active pill in the middle of the placebo we will not be enough to stop the bleeding. Remember that your body has a intrinsic cy ... Read More

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