A 17-year-old female asked:
I started birth control 11 days ago (a combination pill, chateal) on the first day of my period and it has lasted 11 days. how can i stop my period?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Long period: Please see your provider, if your exam has been normal before starting the pill then your doctor might want to change your pills, although it could take 2-3 months for period to be regulated on pills.
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Family Medicine 36 years experience
OCP and bleeding: This can happen upon staring Birth Control. Best to just "hang in there' and wait until the next few cycles. I know it is inconvenient but time really can help. If after 3-4 mos you may want to re-evaluate the type of med
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
I'm planning to start birth control. Can I take my first pill the day my period starts or should I wait until its over?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anytime within 5days: You can start anytime within 5 days of the beginning of your period including the day it starts.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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