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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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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.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 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
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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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A 17-year-old female asked:

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

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7 days : If you are referring to pills then it's about 7 days.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How long does birth control stay in your system?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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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, .
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
Adolescent Medicine 36 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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A 26-year-old male asked:

How long does it take to get a period back after getting off birth control?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Varies: After stopping the pill, the menses typically resume in 2 to 6 months.

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