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Oklahoma City, OK
A 28-year-old female asked:

How long does it take birth control to get out of your system?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type. birth control pills are out of your system quickly, within a few days. It may take a little while for you to start ovulating again, though.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
About 7 days: Birth control pills, Patch, Nuvaring, Nexplanon and Mirena (levonorgestrel) are out of your system in about 7 days. Depoprovera starts leaving your system 3 months after the last shot and can take up to one year
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Linden, NC
A 18-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for birth control to leave your system?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
Variable time: I am assuming that you mean hormonal forms of birth control. These treatments can have effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis that persist after removal of the birth control. Some people revert to normal hormone cycling immediately, others can take many months to resume cycling. These glands must be communicating to allow ovulation and pregnancy to occur.
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Houston, TX
A 20-year-old female asked:

How long does birth control stay in your system?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Half life 24hr: Most of birth control pills has half life of 24 hrs how ever its effects will lost longer , as sexual hormone binding globulin will stay in body for 7 or more days, .
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Mundelein, IL
A 23-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old female:

Do you have to have/get a period? Can you take birth control for a long period of time?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It is best to have a period at least 3-4 times a year. That is important for renewing the lining of your uterus and always is related to having good bone density.
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ZA
A 28-year-old female asked:

What can i use to clean birth control from my system ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Clean ? : What form of BC ? Pill, implant, IUD,vaginal spermicide foam ? If the pill you don't need to. It works by keeping a level of artificial hormone in your blood that keeps you from releasing eggs. Stop taking it & it is gone in a few days. Implants must be removed but their hormone then disappears within days. Hormonal IUD's must be removed & if so the hormone leaves too.
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Pensacola, FL
A 18-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for birth control to kick in an get your period on track?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends : Birth-control pills are effective for contraception after about one week. Most people will experience cycle regularity almost immediately but for others it can take some time.
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