A 33-year-old member asked:
why does birth control sometimes make you miss periods? is it birth control or changes in your body or what?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 14 years experience
Hormones contained: Women using birth control pills can expect lighter periods, and sometimes no periods at all- since the hormones in it can really thin out the lining of the uterus. This can even occur with normal pill pack use including the placebo week, not just with extending cycles or doubling up the active pills in several pill packs.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pill amenorrhea: Birth control usually prevents ovulation, but also thins out the lining of the uterus so that your period gets lighter or stops. There's nothing wrong with that. For many women its a pleasant side effect. However, if you miss your period and your on birth control there is a still a 3-5% chance of pregnancy so check a preg. test if that happens with occasional skipped periods.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 19-year-old member asked:
Which type of birth control will change my body the least?
1 doctor answer • 11 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Barrier methods: Barrier methods of contraception (condoms or diaphram) should have no impact on your body. They are hormone free. They can be a bit of a hassle and have a higher failure rate because of it.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 17-year-old female asked:
How long does it usually take for your body to get used to a change in birth control?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
3 months: Typically it takes your system up to three months sometimes to adjust to a different form of pill
2.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 26, 2014
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