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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Question unclear but: Don't know what a "two do" period is, but many women occasionally have some spotting between periods, a heavier or lighter period, a different shade o ... Read More

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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very common: to see much lighter, shorter periods on birth control. Birth control hormones, thin the uterine lining in such a way that makes implantation of a fert ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
During the pill: Free week assuming you are taking the pill. If you are using the NuvaRing it is during the ring ffree week. If you are taking either continuously you ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: While you are on the pill, as time goes on with longer use, the lining will thin out to where bleeding may be very light.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Change in pattern: Women starting on birth control may say a change in the pattern of their bleeding. Many times the menses are shorter in duration and lighter.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If periods are : Lasting longer than 7 days then please let your gynecologist know.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to predict: Your first period on birth-control may be just like your periods have always been, or it may be a little heavier or lighter. This is hard to predict. ... Read More
A 44-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No limit: Women do not need to have menstrual periods. Once the hormones that prevent a woman from having menstrual periods are stopped, menses will kick in aga ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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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