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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can i do if my period started early but i take birth control pills, so will it be a long period then?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Unpredictable: You will tend to see bleeding through the rest of this cycle. While it may continue into when you would normally see your period, it could stop earlier or it could stop and then resume.

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A 40-year-old female asked:

Will my period stop if i start my birth control pill?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably: If you start a pack of birth control pills when your period starts, the period will probably stop soon after you start the pills.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for birth control pills to regulate your period?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Variable: For most women, birth control pills regulate cycles within 3 months although this variable.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If you're still having sex and don't want pregnancy, choose another method of birth control. If you do want pregnancy, you should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Will stopping my birth control pills start my period again?

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
Yes: Yes, you might start if you are not pregnant.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

How will missing birth control pill affect your period?

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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Vaginal spotting: Missing a bcp frequently results in spotting in the next couple days that may continue till the next menses. If you are more that 6 hrs late in taking a pill, please use a backup method e.g. Foam and condoms to ensure pregnancy does not occur. There is no long term effect from missing a pill otherwise.

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Last updated Aug 5, 2013

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