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starting birth control pills on first day of period lighter period

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Talk with your: Gynecologist. Some types of oral contraceptives can lead to shorter and lighter period. Take care.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No strict rules: Junel is a 2-hormone pill and the pack can be started anytime. Starting at the beginning of the calendar week makes it easy to remember to take the da ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Insufficient info : We would need more information to be able to tell if there’s a problem here and the nature thereof. It may be more fruitful to discuss this with your ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible pregnancy?: If you miss 2 active pills the period will usually come earlier and will likely be different than usual. If you didn't use a back up method then there ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Do a test: If you are 48 days out from sex it would certainly be time for a pregnancy to begin showing positive on a urine pregnancy test. These can be found OTC ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Missing pills: Missing birth control pills commonly causes a period to start early, and can cause other menstrual irregularity. Anytime you miss more than one pill ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes , plenty: Nuvaring, depo- Provera can get rid of periods, iud the Mirena (levonorgestrel) can also make them lighter, Lysteda - a med u just take on your period ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: They do. They also hlp pain.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See OB: See your ob/gyn for an evaluation and management.

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