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A 39-year-old female asked:

what birth control safe at age 40?

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Dr. Aaron Staley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Depends: This all depends on your medical conditions, lifestyle, and if you smoke.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Should I feel different after taking my first birth control pack?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: Are you having particular symptoms?
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for birth control to stop your periods?

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Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Birth control pills, shots or rings can change your menstrual cycle. Most methods will make your menses lighter and shorter. Some are designed to eliminate bleeding altogether. Ask your doctor about what to expect with the particular type you are using now. Most likely, if you are taking it as directed, there is no cause for alarm.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Wat can u take to stop your birth control?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Birth control: If you are taking birth control pills, just stop taking them.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there a problem with stopping birth control before the pack is over?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Depends!: The problem is you might get pregnant (assuming you don't want to do so). Aside from that, your menstrual cycle might be thrown off slightly. Of course, you can safely skip the sugar (placebo) pills at the end of your pack and start the next pack immediately if you don't want to have a menstrual cycle (we tell newlywed women to do this to avoid menstruating during their honeymoons).
A 51-year-old female asked:

Does birth control make you not have periods?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Menses & 'The Pill'.: Yes, some of them actually do stop the monthly menses. Some delay it and some have no effect. I would want to know more about your experience and the product your health care provider chose for you after your consultation and examination. But, the simple answer is yes.

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