U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
GA
A 29-year-old female asked:

I stopped taking birth control last november after using it for 5 years. my periods have been somewhat irregular since stopping birth control. my cycle usually lasts between 30-43 days. my periods are usually pretty heavy with bright red blood for 3-5 day

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Consider restarting: If you are not satisfied with your menstrual cycle control consider restarting birth control. Pills can be used to regulate and shorten the cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD can dramatically lighten or even stop the cycle. There are other options as well. See an Obgyn to discuss in detail

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 16, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.