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Birth Control For Your Period
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
Yes: When they were first studied these hormonal preparations were designed to help women have predictable periods, influence the amount of flow , and end ovulation pain. Over time they realized birth rates dropped with use as a side effect. Eventually that became their main selling point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Yes, particularly at your age.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
OCP: If you are due to start your new pill pack on that sunday then you should. There will be no problem doing that. ...Read more
I read that birth control makes your period last longer the first month you take it. Is that true?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you take the BC placebos every 3 packs and are late on 2 pills in pack 1, do you have to use back up birth control till your period in the 3rd pack?
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