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should i get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? i was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period.. what should i do abou

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You should be evaluated by your doctor for menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged period). The causes of menorrhagia include but are not limited to: dysfunction of the ovaries. Uterine fibroids polyps adenomyosis. Intrauterine device (iud) ectopic pregnancy cancer some blood coagulation disorders certain medications (blood thinners) your primary care provider or gyn will evaluate you and perform examination and possible pelvic ultrasound, and a treatment plan can be established, which may include birth control pills to regulate your cycle. Best of luck.

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