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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed (contraceptive pill) stop your period a lot?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
It can: Women who take the period regularly, at the same time may notice over time that when they get to the placebos (the inactive sugar pills) that they do not have a period. However if you have missed a pill, you should do a pregnancy test.
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A female asked:
How can I stop my period in the first 24 hours? Will it help if i take 1 levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill from the red and 1 from the green?
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unlikely: It's unlikely that you can stop your period with 2 birth control pills. In order to stop bleeding you would need to take more pills, but taking high ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
What is the difference between Levlen and Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) BC pill..which one is effective to stop period??
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Both: Both products can cause cessation of the period. Ask your gyn how to taper down the blanks if you're on a 28 pill pack, so you can go to continuous h... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
What is the difference between Levlen and Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) BC pill..which one is effective to stop period??? what problems can it cause??
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
The same: levlen and levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) are the exact same pill made by different manufacturers
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Hi , i'm on the pill levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) , to regulate my periods, it's causing weight can and nauseous . Should i stop it, or give it time?
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: How many cycles/months you've been on it, but sounds like you wanna have a talk with your doctor. There are plenty of options.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Been on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED for 21 days how soon will i get my period after starting sugar pills?
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 22 years experience
.: Any day during the seven non-hormonal pills. But usually if taken regularly your period will start on almost the same day each month.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2014

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