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After Stopping Birth Control Pills Is It Normal O Have Frequent Pills
Yes: Birth control plus are synthetic hormones that override your normal body regulation to create menses very 28-30 days. Once you stop the synthetic override it can take some women a few months to re-regulate. If your periods were irregular before pills, they will likely be irregular after you stop. The best treatment I have found for hormonal balance is acupuncture. It is amazing! ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
If i always have a brown discharge during "period" (no red) while taking birth control for many months, did birth control pill fail me?
No.: No, it isn't a sign of 'failing', but. The birth control pills can definitely change the type, color, amount of bleeding that a woman has during her menses. Sometimes the 'period' becomes very light (sometimes the pills will cause menses to stop, which is an effect of the progestin hormone in the pills, and the type and amount of estrogen), or can become discharge, as you described. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Metoprolol affect birth control or cause irregular periods? Have had a longer stopping/restarting period this cycle. Im on Sprintec birth control
Is it normal to have irregular periods and have them become regular after stopping birth control pills?
Will taking progesterone cream after birth control pills regulate my cycles if i bleed when stopping it after no periods for 7 months post pill?
More info: Hi Brittany, can you give me more details & I'll try to answer your question. ...Read more
Since your period on birth control pill isn't "natural", does the withdrawal bleeding during placebo week still mean not pregnant as a normal period?
Correct: If you were pregnant then you would not have a period. ...Read more
Somewhat: When using oral contraceptive pills for an extended cycle (90 day- cycle as opposed to 30-day cycle) it takes some time for your body to adjust to the extended cycle. You may indeed have some cramping or even spotting around weeks 4/5 and weeks 8/9, especially during the first 90 days. The cramping and spotting should improve after the first 90 days. ...Read more
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Haven't quit taking birth control since March. But is it okay to have unprotected sex 3 weeks after changing a brand of birth control?
Yes, but...: You should be fine as far as not getting pregnant if you have been on the new form of pills for 3 weeks. However if you are having cramping and vaginal discharge (listed under conditions) you should seek medical care as you may have an infection. Please remember that unprotected sex may expose you to infections. Unprotected sex is recommended only in long term monogamous relationships. ...Read more
I'm taking birth control pill continuously. No period for months, but started bleeding a little since yesterday. Break through or irregular? Normal?
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more
Depends: If the birth control is depoprover then yes. Most people will return to the same pattern of bleeding once they stop the pill. If you were on the pill and it is now irregular, then go see the doc because there are other things to check for. If depo was the drug used, then give it time. ...Read more
I skipped a period after stopping birth control is that normal? I had a normal period the first month after stopping birth control and skipped this months.
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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