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Doctor insights on: Are Menstrual Cycles Regular After Discontinuing Birth Control Pill

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Are menstrual cycles regular after discontinuing birth control pill?

Are menstrual cycles regular after discontinuing birth control pill?

Maybe: If your menstrual cycles were "regular" before the use of the pill, yes. If they were :not regular", no. Difficulties with ovulation were often reasons to start the pill by md's "to regulate the cycles" however it did not "cure" the problem as it re-occured after pill cessation. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Can taking birth control pills increase menstrual cycle length?

Can taking birth control pills increase menstrual cycle length?

U mean period length: It should make your periods shorter, and it should not affect the overall length if you take the placebo pills, you can skip the placebo pills under the supervision of your doc if you do not want to get a period which is a perfectly acceptable thing to do if u do not want the period. ...Read more

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How soon after restarting active microgestin birth control pills will withdrawal bleeding end?

How soon after restarting active microgestin birth control pills will withdrawal bleeding end?

About 3 days: withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your birth control pill. restarting birth control pills after you have started bleeding can shorten your period but will not stop it instantly because the process has already started I would expect about three days. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills regulate 30 day long period?

Can birth control pills regulate 30 day long period?

If you mean: 30 days of bleeding when you say '30 day long period' you need to see a doctor to figure out why this is happening: pills may or may not help. ...Read more

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Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If you're still having sex and don't want pregnancy, choose another method of birth control. If you do want pregnancy, you should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate. ...Read more

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Which birth control method stops the menstrual cycle?

Which birth control method stops the menstrual cycle?

Shot+: The Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot along with certain hormonal IUD's and implantable methods all can minimize or eliminate withdrawal "period" bleeding. ...Read more

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How to stop menstrual spotting while using Depo-Provera birth control?

Side effect: once you are on the depo injection, bleeding is a common side effect. You should consult your GYN and ask about the use of NSAIDS to control bleeding ( Advil/Aleve). Unfortunately, bleeding is an expected side effect. ...Read more

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Are you protected during placebo week before switching birth control pill brands?

Are you protected during placebo week before switching birth control pill brands?

Yes if: You are protected if you have been taking your birth control pill every day as directed and if you start the next pack at the appropriate time. ...Read more

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How long after stopping birth control pills will woman start ovulating again?

How long after stopping birth control pills will woman start ovulating again?

Quickly: Not only is ovulation frequently not significantly delayed after discontinuing the pill, occasionally ovulation can occur between ending one pack and starting the next pack if one is several days late starting the new pack and is taking a 21 day pill. With 7 days between the standard regimen pills and missing let's say 3 additionally pills before starting next pack, the risk is not insignificant. ...Read more

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Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

May not work: If you start the pill after you've ovulated (mid-cycle) you may not be able to delay the period.However, many drs recommend a quick-start(any day--as long as back up is used for 7 d, and unprotected sex hadn't occurred earlier in the cycle) as a good way to start birth control.30-40% of women have irregular bleeding in the first cycle, even when starting the pill on the first d. So no guarantees. ...Read more

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Absent period after stopping birth control pill, what to do?

Absent period after stopping birth control pill, what to do?

It can happen : It can happen sometimes and you just have to wait till your body adjusts without the outside hormones and get back to normal.It can take 2to3 months for some if still no periods consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Will taking birth control after ovulation still prevent a period?

Will taking birth control after ovulation still prevent a period?

Yes: What causes a menses (period) is the withdraw of progesterone which comes from ovulation. A birth control pills has progesterone in it. Therefore if you took a high enough dose of birth control after ovulation it will prevent your period from occurring. As soon as you stop the birth control you will have withdraw of the progesterone and will get your menses. This does not prevent pregnancy! ...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