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if i have my period and take birth control will it stop my period

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take your pill: Do not alter your birth control pill schedule based on your period or any other bleeding. The pills are to be taken on a set schedule and as consisten ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If your period has already started it is too late to stop the process. Starting a new birth control pack will make no difference.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keep taking them: Definitely do NOT stop your pills because you are bleeding. You appear to be in that small percentage of women on the pill who regularly get this sor ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Late period: Take preg. tests every 2-3 days unless your period starts and is normal.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: In theory, it should stop the period, and i would recommend restarting the pills - if you still want to use them and need them for birth control. Tha ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The bigger question is what caused you to start it early and how early you started it. Pills may or may not stop it. It is also important to know whet ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Would miss it: You should not get bleeding (your period) if you are pregnant, even if using oral contraceptives.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Not necessary: You never really need to take the sugar pills. You can just go to the next pack. Probably should have a "period" every 4 months or so, though.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Starting BCP's: The traditional way to start bcp's is start on the 5th day of bleeding or the sunday after a normal period. Since you are irregular this poses a prob ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
Talk with your: Prescribing dr about how they want you to proceed but there is no reason you can't begin at almost any point in your cycle depending on the prescripti ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not right away: Many drs tell women to start the pill on the first day of their period. The period may then be slightly shorter. Not to worry. Just take every day ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, period ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take 1 pill every d: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable blee ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you are already on the pill, take according to the pack and not your bleeding. If not on the pill, start taking the pill now. Generally need 7 days ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valinda Nwadike
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control: No. Continue to take your pills consistently every day. Your cycles will regulate themselves over time. If persistent irregularity, you may need a dif ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: quite uncommon to have periods with pregnancy. Not zero--there can be bleeding in pregnancy, often for serious complications of pregnancy--but this is ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: If you start a pack of birth control pills when your period starts, the period will probably stop soon after you start the pills.
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
By : By the date of this post 4 days have passed therefore i will advise you for the future. You should not stop using your NuvaRing if you plan to take a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
18 years experience Gynecology
Birth control: It is not unusual to skip a period while on birth control pills especially if you are taking the 24 or 26 day active pill packs or taking active pills ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unpredictable: You will tend to see bleeding through the rest of this cycle. While it may continue into when you would normally see your period, it could stop earli ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
BCP questions: while you should start your period during the placebo pills your cycle and body may be adjusting to the new levels of hormones from the pill. Assu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Birth control will regulate your period but it may not happen in the first few days. If you have normal periods you are likely to stop at the usual ti ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovulation : Stopping birth control pills allows you to resume normal ovulation not prevent it.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Probably not: Usually you would start the birth control pill on the sunday following the start of your period. That will give you the best chance to not have bleed ... Read More

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