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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?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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.
Dr. Janet Roberto
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

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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?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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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