Linden, NC
A 18-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for birth control to leave your system?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 36 years experience
Variable time: I am assuming that you mean hormonal forms of birth control. These treatments can have effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis that persist after removal of the birth control. Some people revert to normal hormone cycling immediately, others can take many months to resume cycling. These glands must be communicating to allow ovulation and pregnancy to occur.
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Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Not too long : The amount of time would vary slightly based on the formulation. However, despite the medication being 'out of their systems', many women find that the return of a birdman menstrual cycle can take on the order of weeks to months.
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Houston, TX
A 20-year-old female asked:

How long does birth control stay in your system?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Half life 24hr: Most of birth control pills has half life of 24 hrs how ever its effects will lost longer , as sexual hormone binding globulin will stay in body for 7 or more days, .
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Oklahoma City, OK
A 28-year-old female asked:

How long does it take birth control to get out of your system?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type. birth control pills are out of your system quickly, within a few days. It may take a little while for you to start ovulating again, though.
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ZA
A 28-year-old female asked:

What can i use to clean birth control from my system ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Clean ? : What form of BC ? Pill, implant, IUD,vaginal spermicide foam ? If the pill you don't need to. It works by keeping a level of artificial hormone in your blood that keeps you from releasing eggs. Stop taking it & it is gone in a few days. Implants must be removed but their hormone then disappears within days. Hormonal IUD's must be removed & if so the hormone leaves too.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

I have the IUD for birth control, but I have really bad periods, should I take it out or leave it in?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please discuss with : Your gyn, at your age if u do not want children, i would offer you an in office essure tubal for sterilzation easy takes 5 minutes, no cutting, miss less than 1/2 day of work and then 3 months after that an in office endometrial ablaltion to get rid of your periods having those 2 short easy in office procedures much better than an iud if u want no more kids or periods, both covered by insurance.
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FL
A 28-year-old female asked:

How long does birth control stay in your system if you stop taking them after 4 years?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Birth control: Even if you have been on birth control pills for four years, they will certainly be gone from your system after a month.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
3 liver transplants. Diagnosed w endometriosis & pos via laprascopy. Can't take hormones/nsaids/birth control - to harsh on liver. Other suggestions?
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Leupron: Possibly could take a medicine to decrease estrogen like leupron, although this medicine has side effects like menopause. See your doctor.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Need expert opinion as to what birth control pills i can take that's not harsh to the liver? I've had once a jaundice because of food poisoning
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Try one: The liver has a really good ability to recover from illness. If your liver function tests are normal now, see you physician and try one pill with clos... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Found out my liver enzymes are high (making me very tired and nauseous). Taking something for it. I know you shouldnt take medication as it makes it worse but can you take your birth control (Ginette), antacid (altosec) and multivitamin (DS24)?
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Careful: I do not know how bad your liver enzymes are elevated and I hope you are actively seeing a provider who is helping you to find out why they are elevat... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
How can I take care of my liver now as it was a reason if too early birth of my child?
Dr. William Scott
Specializes in General Practice
Exercise : Avoiding anything in excess that is known to be toxic to the liver is obvious (tylenol, alcohol, etc...). However, it's equally important to maintain ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is there a birth control pill safe for liver disease patients?
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: It depends on the liver disease you have. A hepatic hemangioma would be one disease that you would not want to take the medication. If your liver en... Read More
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