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I have irregular menstruations (after every 3 months or so), can I plan a pregnancy if I am taking birth control pills to regulate my menses?

I have irregular menstruations (after every 3 months or so), can I plan a pregnancy if I am taking birth control pills to regulate my menses?

Depends.: If you are having menses every 3 months because you are on birth control — then once you stop the bc, if your menses are monthly/regular, then you can plan & try to conceive. If your menses are irregular when not taking birth control (esp if you are having them every 3 mos w/o bc) then it will be very hard to know if/when you are ovulating and harder to try to conceive. Probaly not ovulating if so. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Any way to regulate my menstrual cycle without birth control? Its 45 days- 3 months sometimes

Any way to regulate my menstrual cycle without birth control? Its 45 days- 3 months sometimes

Sort of: When you don't get your period it is because you are not ovulating and not making progesterone. You could periodically (every month or two) take progesterone, even natural progesterone, for 10 to 14 days which will induce your period. Of course if you have the need for contraception, the birth control pill is usually a better choice. For more information www.Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more

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Is there any other pill and or medication to take besides birth control to regulate periods or to help you start when you haven't had a period in awhi?

Is there any other pill and or medication to take besides birth control to regulate periods or to help you start when you haven't had a period in awhi?

Progesterone: Birth control is the most effective method for cycle regulation. Progesterone can be prescribed as an alternative in some cases. Any Obgyn can help you with this. If you are overweight then weight loss can often regulate the cycles. Thyroid testing can be done to make sure this is not contributing to your irregularity. ...Read more

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How can I regulate my periods without taking birth control?

Periods: Periods are hormone controlled dut your hormone levels are controlled by a multitude of systems including endocrine and nervous. Good nutrition and less mood swings with anxiety or depression may help but you may have to resort to bc's. ...Read more

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How long do you have to take birth control to regulate periods?

How long do you have to take birth control to regulate periods?

Depends on problem: The answer depends on the individual and the underlying cause of irregular menstrual cycles. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause. Taking pills regulates the cycle but does not address the underlying problem. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm prescribed birth control to regulate my periods and im not happy about it. There of taking it?

What do you suggest if I'm prescribed birth control to regulate my periods and im not happy about it. There of taking it?

Not sure what you: Mean? If you believe that the oral contraceptives are ineffective or are causing side effects — simply discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Will taking birth control pills help regulate my periods?

Will taking birth control pills help regulate my periods?

Yes: First, do investigate to see if there is a reason for the irregular periiods. If we don't find any resaon, birth control pills definitely can help to regulate ypur periods. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills to take if you are a virgin to regulate periods?

Which birth control pills to take if you are a virgin to regulate periods?

Any: No one pill is better than another based on your virginity. Sexual experience has nothing to do with how one pill works vs. Another. You can safely choose any — talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get pregnant if just stopped birth control for 5 years to regulate periods?

How long will it take to get pregnant if just stopped birth control for 5 years to regulate periods?

It differs: After stopping birth control pills, there is no set time that you can or can get pregnant. It's different for every woman. Some women can become pregnant the next month, while it may take much longer for others. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate if you just start a low dose birth control midcycle? I am having ovulation pains and I am on it to regulate periods

Can you ovulate if you just start a low dose birth control midcycle? I am having ovulation pains and I am on it to regulate periods

Possibly: Starting these pills mid cycle is never recommended. You should wail till the sunday after the start of the first day of your period. It will eliminate lots of problems. Even then you are not protected as far as birth control until one full month of pills. ...Read more

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Will birth control help to rid of cramps and regulate periods? Other benefits? Thanks :)

Most likely: 2 common side effects of birth control pills are making periods regular and decreasing cramps, as well as lighter periods. ...Read more

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I am on the Nexplanon birth control and I have been bleeding for 4 weeks is there a way to regulate my periods with medicine?

Birth control: The Biggest issue w/long-term hormonal birth control such as shots & implants is irregular bleeding & spotting. Chat w/doc who put in implant and ask for options, which typically include more hormonal birth control! Of course, we need to make sure that you're otherwise healthy and that there's been no change in eating habits, weight, stress, etc. ...Read more

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I have to get on birth control to help regulate my periods. Does that mean i won't be able to become pregnant cus that's what i been trying to do.?

Another medication: Women with irregular periods often take ocp because it manages menses, corrects hormone issues and provides contraception. When you want to get pregnant then you need a different medication: drugs that cause ovulation. If you ovulate then the cycles will also become regular but now you can conceive. See your doctor about this issue. ...Read more

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Dr put me on birth control pills to regulate periods. After my periods ends 3 days later I again have bleeding? Is this Normal.? Should I stop pills

Dr put me on birth control pills to regulate periods. After my periods ends 3 days later I again have bleeding? Is this Normal.? Should I stop pills

No: First check a pregnancy test as this a common cause of bleeding on the pill. Second make an appointment with your physician about the bleeding. You probably just need a different pill or different dose, but I tell my patients to finish out their current pack and transition to the new birth control so they don't end up pregnant. ...Read more

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Should I get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? I was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period. What should I do abou

Should I get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? I was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period. What should I do abou

You : You should be evaluated by your doctor for menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged period). The causes of menorrhagia include but are not limited to:
dysfunction of the ovaries.
Uterine fibroids
polyps
adenomyosis.
Intrauterine device (iud)
ectopic pregnancy cancer
some blood coagulation disorders certain medications (blood thinners) Your primary care provider or gyn will evaluate you and perform examination and possible pelvic ultrasound, and a treatment plan can be established, which may include birth control pills to regulate your cycle.

Best of luck. ...Read more

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How does birth control regulate irregular periods if you have pcos?

How does birth control regulate irregular periods if you have pcos?

By consistency.: Taking oral contraceptives means that you are getting a fixed, known dose of oestrogen and Progesterone month in and month out. Assuming the dosage and combination are right for you, this basically entrains your cycles to follow a set, predictable pattern. It isn't foolproof however, and may require some adjustment of the ocp before it works. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of birth control pills in an attempt to regulate heavy periods in a 40-year-old woman?

What are the dangers of birth control pills in an attempt to regulate heavy periods in a 40-year-old woman?

Varies: There is always a small risk of blood clots while taking the pill, fortunately very small. The risks otherwise depend on your general health. High blood pressure, migraines, diabetes, gallbladder disease could be aggravated. You should not take it if you smoke. ...Read more

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How can I regulate my irregular periods without birth control? I'm currently using BC to regulate my period but I'm gaining too much weight.

How can I regulate my irregular periods without birth control? I'm currently using BC to regulate my period but I'm gaining too much weight.

Irreg periods: Discuss stopping the BC pills if you do not need them to prevent pregnancy. Having irregular periods is not necessarily an abnormal condition. In any case if you are having side effects from BC pills you should consider stopping them. ...Read more

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How do I ask my doctor if I can be on birth control even though I'm not sexually active? I think it can regulate my menstrual cycle.

How do I ask my doctor if I can be on birth control even though I'm not sexually active? I think it can regulate my menstrual cycle.

Common issue: This is one of the main reasons the pill was developed. Contraception was a side effect that became its dominant reason for use. Ask as you did here, the issue is common and not a big deal. Decide if you are comfortable enough to ask personal questions or consider finding a setting where you can. But first, ask your present doc, s/he is likely more open to the idea than you think. ...Read more

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I'm on dialysis I have mild PCOS I'm on birth control to help regulate my periods we want to have a baby what can I take to help me ovulate?

I'm on dialysis I have mild PCOS I'm on birth control to help regulate my periods we want to have a baby what can I take to help me ovulate?

Confer with your doc: Anyone on dialysis should first confer with their treatment team before considering pregnancy. Since your system cannot manage your own needs without external help, pregnancy may be dangerous for you & any baby you conceive. If they give you the go ahead, they are better suited to suggest treatments that would work in unison with your dialysis needs. ...Read more

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Still, in period for over 2 months. My doctor suggested me to take birth control pills just to stop n regulate it but still in heavy periods. Help!

Still, in period for over 2 months.  My doctor suggested me to take birth control pills just to stop n regulate it but still in heavy periods. Help!

Return to doctor.: If you're taking your birth control pills every day as directed and still having heavy bleeding, you should return to your doctor for further evaluation. You may simply need to try a different birth control pill or you may need an ultrasound for further evaluation. Of course if you haven't done so already you should take a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have fibroids. I started taking birth control for 4 days to regulate my menstrual period and I still have a little of bleeding. Should I worry?

I have fibroids. I started taking birth control for 4 days to regulate my menstrual period and I still have a little of bleeding. Should I worry?

Fibroids: Give it some more time to assess if OCPs will help to stop bleeding. Some patients benefit from this approach but unfortunately it does not help others. You are young and it seems reasonable to try it before deciding to do any invasive procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more