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is it okay to not have a period on birth control

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Dr. Snunit BEN - OZER
30 years experience Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: More common with the very low dose pills. Its ok as long as your doctor determines there is no abnormal hormones or other issue.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
12 years experience Family Medicine
No: They do not work that way. Speak to your healthcare provider if you feel strongly about modifying your menstrual cycle. There are options available, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
To find the cause: If you are not pregnant there are at 35 various reasons for not having periods which need investigation, , if you are high intensity athletic, like ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Right: Check with her doc.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Mnay low dose oral contraceptives do not allow the endometrial liining to grow very much, as an additional protection from potential implantation of a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can be.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illnes ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Which one?: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illnes ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Snunit BEN - OZER
30 years experience Fertility Medicine
Can happen: Especially in low dose pills. Ok if your doctor determines no hormonal or other problem.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
10 days: 10 days is generally considered adequate.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Snunit BEN - OZER
30 years experience Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: Especially in low dose pills. Ok if your doctor determines no hormonal or other problem.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Birth control pills typically make menses shorter, lighter, and less painful. Many of the newer pills make periods only a day or two, or make you even ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If u are preg then any bleeding is not a period and if u are on the pill and had a period then u should not be preg, do a blood preg test to find out ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Menstrual flow days can vary normally. Most period flows last 3 to 5 days, but are shorter in hormonal contraceptive users.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Many possibilities: This could be a normal phase, but could also be a medical problem. If you are just starting to get your periods, or close to menopause, you might go f ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely, yes: The condom helps to supplement the contraceptive method, but more importantly also decreases your risk for STD's.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You can stop your bcp at any time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes , can happen: Especially on the low dose pills, because you may not build up enough tissue to get a period which is fine if you are on the pill, but you should chec ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Gelin
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possible: After the initial injection of hormonal medicine, you should expect to have irregular periods. It is always possible to get pregnant; however the li ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
If it id: Time to start the regular pills start them no matter what the bleed was like sometimes on the pill you may not have heavy or a regular type bleed for ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes; depends upon BC: Some birth control pills are designed so that you only have your menses/period once a quarter or even just once a year. With that said, due to individ ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If the patch is still in place and not time expired it should be sufficient for conception prevention.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: DepoProvera usually causes irregular bleeding at first. Over time, it usually causes periods to stop. When you stop using the DepoProvera, it can take ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
Pretty likely: If that is the first month that you have tried it. It sometimes takes an average of 3 months doing straight through birth control for your body to ge ... Read More

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