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could the birth control pill affects period cycle?

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Dr. John Holden
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
OCPs: Birth control pills are notarious for affecting the menstrual cycles. Not everyone experiences the same effect.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

If I start using the birth control pill, will it eventually regulate my cycle?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes, usually: This is a very common indication for the non-contraceptive use of the pill.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
This was actually one of the main reasons the pill was studied, the side effect of contraception eventually became its most common use.
Jul 8, 2014
A 44-year-old member asked:

When do I begin taking my birth control pill if my cycle has come and ended already?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Roberts
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Talk with your: Prescribing dr about how they want you to proceed but there is no reason you can't begin at almost any point in your cycle depending on the prescription you are taking.

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