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A 31-year-old member asked:

start a new pack of brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone). no period?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Check a PG test: Assuming that is negative, many pills do not build up enough tissue in the endometrium to cause a period and the way to show that is a pelvic ultrasound that I do in my patients to prove there are no problems. If that is normal you can either continue with the pills, as you do not have to have a period on the pills( many women like that) or switch to a higher dose pill to get periods.

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Do the birth control pills that improve girls' acne also help decrease their body hair?

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