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What are the benefits of taking birth control for your period?

What are the benefits of taking birth control for your period?

Many: Most women will have lighter periods with less blood loss. They usually also have less cramping and very regular predictable periods. In the long term, a woman that uses ocp's will have a lower risk of ovarian cancer. ...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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Can birth control regulate your period?

Can birth control regulate your period?

Yes: Hormonal contraceptives such as the pill, the ring, the patch and the shot are commonly used to help regulate menstrual cycles to decrease the flow, regularize the timing or even suppress periods from coming. These medications have other uses and benefits than just contraception. ...Read more

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How does birth control affect your period?

How does birth control affect your period?

Depends.: Birth control pills will usually make your period lighter, less painful and more predictable. If an active or hormone containing pill is taken every day then most women will not have a period at all. ...Read more

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Does getting off birth control make your period heavy?

Not necessarily: About a week after getting off birth control pills your body will go back to its normal. If you are someone who has heavy periods then you will go back heavy periods. If you are someone who has light periods then they will be light. Your body will not remember being on the pill and you will just be you. ...Read more

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Can birth control stop your period or just make it more regular?

Can birth control stop your period or just make it more regular?

That depends: That depends on which are used. Some may reduce / stop periods and some may regulate them. Please discuss this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can switching of birth control cause your period to be off a few days?

Can switching of birth control cause your period to be off a few days?

Period change: I guess you mean birth controll pills. The answer is your body may be adjusting to the new pill, but do a pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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Will taking 2 birth control before your period make me not have a period?

Will taking 2 birth control before your period make me not have a period?

No: They do not work that way. Speak to your healthcare provider if you feel strongly about modifying your menstrual cycle. There are options available, but be careful about having negative feelings towards your body. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your on birth control but your period comes earlier than usual?

What does it mean if your on birth control but your period comes earlier than usual?

Sure: Your period can come anytime during the placebo phase of the pack. If it comes any earlier, it may be from missing a pill or taking at irregular times. If you have been sick or stressed or traveled during the cycle pack it can also change when your period comes. If none of this applies to you, give it 3 months and if it persists then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I read that birth control makes your period last longer the first month you take it. Is that true?

I read that birth control makes your period last longer the first month you take it. Is that true?

Sometimes.: Some women will have abnormal bleeding during the first several months of starting a birth control pill. This will usually resolve within three months or so. ...Read more

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Could birth control delay your period?

Yes: Birth control pills can be used to delay or prevent your period altogether. This can be done intentionally or sometimes just happens. ...Read more

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Can birth control delay your period?

Can birth control delay your period?

Yes: Birth control pills can be used to delay or prevent your period altogether. This can be done intentionally or sometimes just happens. ...Read more

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How long after starting birth control will your period be delayed?

How long after starting birth control will your period be delayed?

Varies: Usually at the end of the first cycle of pills you will get a period, it may be very short and scant. It can take several months for your body to settle into a rhythm. ...Read more

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Will taking Plan B one step when on birth control make your period late?

Will taking Plan B one step when on birth control make your period late?

Ok: There is no need to take plan B if you are on birth control and taking it every day. Plan B is birth control pills. Don't use plan B when you are on birth control. Yes, it could interfere with your period. By the way I hope you are asking this for someone else as your profile says you are male. ...Read more

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Can switch from aviane to alysena birth control make your period late or very short?

Yes: If you take birthcontrol pills for a while your lining inside your uterus gets very thin and it is possible to bleed little or none at all especially with the current newer birthcontrol pills. This is normal. If there is any chance you could be pregnant (if you skipped/missed pills, had diarrhea or were on antibiotics) do a test or see your doctor! ...Read more

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If you miss one pill of your birth control will your period still come on your sugar pills?

Pills/OCP: Most likely. If it doesnt always rule out a pregnancy. Hormone levels drop if you stop taking the pill, even for one day, and you might ovulate that specific date and you might inadvertently get pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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