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Is it normal to have irregular periods after stopping birth control?

Is it normal to have irregular periods after stopping birth control?

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

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Is it normal to have irregular periods and have them become regular after stopping birth control pills?

Is it normal to have irregular periods and have them become regular after stopping birth control pills?

Yes: Menses may become very irregular for about 3 months after stopping birth control pills. There are many variations. Oral contraceptives. May help keep your natural hormones in balance. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have irregular periods after birth control?

Is it normal to have irregular periods after  birth control?

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

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After stopping birth control patch, is it normal to miss periods?

After stopping birth control patch, is it normal to miss periods?

It can be: Post 'pill' amenorrhea is when a woman doesnt have a period after stopping birth control. It can also include the patch. This can last as long as 6 months. It is recommended that you have a check up if you dont start in 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a late period after stopping birth control?

Is it normal to have a late period after stopping birth control?

Amennorhea: Yes an irregular period may come because of hormone bnormalities afterstopping the pill one should monitor the menses and use an alternate form of birthcontrol until periods regularize. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a delayed period after stopping birth control?

Is it normal to have a delayed period after stopping birth control?

It can be: Your cycles are sensitive to many things (e.g. Environmental factors like stress, weight loss/gain, etc...). Of course, a pregnancy should be ruled out asap. ...Read more

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Is it normal to miss two periods after switching birth control pills?

Is it normal to miss two periods after switching birth control pills?

Possible: Missing periods while on a birth control pill is not unusual. If a woman misses periods after switching birth control pills, a home pregnancy test may provide reassurance that missing the period is attributable to the new pill and not to a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to skip a period while on birth control?

Is it normal to skip a period while on birth control?

Yes , can happen: Especially on the low dose pills, because you may not build up enough tissue to get a period which is fine if you are on the pill, but you should check a preg test to prove you are not preg and then you will know u are not pg and I have many of my patients take the pill without any placebo pills so they will not get a period which is fine to fdo. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a missed period while on birth control?

Is it normal to have a missed period while on birth control?

Can be.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breakthrough bleeding after skipping a period on triphasic birth control? How long should it last?

Is it normal to have breakthrough bleeding after skipping a period on triphasic birth control? How long should it last?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after starting birth control?

Is it normal to bleed after starting birth control?

Yes.: It is not uncommon to have spotting, bleeding or other minor problems during the first several months of beginning a new birth control. If these symptoms persist consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to skip a period when on Kariva birth control?

Is it normal to skip a period when on Kariva birth control?

Rarely.: Are you taking Kariva regularly every day? If you are, and missed your period, continue taking the pill daily but let your doctor know. Kariva has estrogen at the end of the cycle so periods are lighter or spot. Taken perfectly, ocp like Kariva have 1% failure rate. If you have missed 2 periods, or have been irregularly taking the pills, you could be pregnant and need to see your primary or ob. ...Read more

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Is it possible for birth control pills cause you to have longer, heavier periods?

Is it possible for birth control pills cause you to have longer, heavier periods?

Possible: The pill may initially make the cycles a little longer and appear heavier and over time should decrease both the flow and volume of the cycles. ...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


Dr. Ronald Achong
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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