A 44-year-old member asked:
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is it normal to have a short period on birth control?

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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 have no periods. Other types of birth control such as the NuvaRing, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Liletta IUD, and Nexplanon also typically make periods shorter or none at all.
Answered on Oct 31, 2015

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Question not clear: If you meant is it normal to have a shorter period after stopping birth control (presumbaly used previously for some time) -yes.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Periods: It is normal for there to be slight variation in the length, intensity and color of your menstrual cycles from time to time. Unless this is bothering ... Read More
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Dr. Audrey Rogers
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Yes: As women age our periods do tend to get shorter. I see it as one of the few positives about getting older.
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