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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does stress make your period start early on birth control?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: Yo period should be regulated by the pill. If you bleeding is not controlled by the pill then there may be some other problem - see your doctor if it recurs.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not really: You can start your next pack of birth control pills and this will stop you over the next few days. This is likely to be the same as if you just took your pills normally. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is a great birth control method and it often stops periods.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
If you don't ovulate on birth control, how can stress delay or stop your period while taking it?
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brain suppression: The hypothalamus is suppressed by the use of the oral contraceptive pill to prevent ovulation. Stress can further suppress the hypothalamus as well. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
What if your period last month was 3 days early?I'm always 28days. No birth controI was not under any stress. Period was med vs heavy and shorter.
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cycles can vary: Menstrual cycles can vary, even if not under stress.That can make "natural family planning" a challenge. If you are sexually acitve and do not wish ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Is it ok to have your period for almost 2 months? Yes im stressed out yes I have pains in my sides and yes they switched my birth control
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 years experience
No it is not OK: You need to be seen and checked and possibly change the birth control.
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Nov 29, 2013
A female asked:
7 days til period, had brown and a bit red spotting for 2 days, stressed, virgin, not on birth control, what's wrong with me?
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Likely normal: Physical and emotional stress can cause alterations in your cycle. If this is unusual for you and not recurrent don't be overly concerned however if ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Can stress cause a shorter and lighter period, even if i'm taking birth control correctly? My period usually lasts longer even when on birth control.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes,: Stress can lead to a lighter/ shorter period. Take care.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2013

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