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Irregular period after birth control

A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Birth control pills can have 21, 24, or 84 active pills- depending on the specific brand / generic. Generally a withdraw bleed will start around 3rd d... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Small clots: It sounds like you are describing very small blood clots. If your periods are now coming at the right time on birth control and the periods are not to... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: The birth control pills should help make your periods more regular. However, you have to be faithful to take them every day.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes : Keep to your routine. If your periods don't regulate on their own, see your gyn.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Birth control can help to artificially regulate abnormal periods. Bcps (if they are working correctly) should give users very regular and very light,... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Rojas
Gynecology 51 years experience
Probably not.: Do a home urine pregnancy test. If negative then most likely you may have forgotten to take your birth control pill at the same time you usually do an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Very likely normal: If you had irregular periods prior to staring hormonal contraception, you will go back to what is "normal" for you once you stop. If you are having un... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
28 days later: Usually, when you start take birth control pills on a monthly schedule, then you should expect your period 28 days after you started your first pill. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Cycle: Most people resume whatever their "normal" was before being on pills.
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Bcp's: Start your new pack of oral bcp's on day 5 of what is most like a "period". Do not rely on the oral bcp's for pregnancy protection until you have tak... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Seek Gynecologist ad: You need to have your gynecologist advise you further. You might have soome underlying cause in order to have infrequent menses. So it is important to... Read More

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