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Birth control stopping periods?

Birth control stopping periods?

Please explain: Please give us a little more information so i can answer your question. ...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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Period lasting so long on birth control?

Change: You can try stopping the pill until you restat a normal period you may just need a different pill. ...Read more

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Does birth control make you not have periods?

Does  birth control make you not have periods?

Menses & 'The Pill'.: Yes, some of them actually do stop the monthly menses. Some delay it and some have no effect. I would want to know more about your experience and the product your health care provider chose for you after your consultation and examination. But, the simple answer is yes. ...Read more

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Can using birth control stop your periods totally?

Can using birth control stop your periods totally?

Some contraceptives : Can - please discuss your options with your physician, . ...Read more

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I went off birth control, got 2 periods, then none?

I went off birth control, got 2 periods, then none?

Not sure: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am wondering what birth control stops the period?

I am wondering what birth control stops the period?

Depot shot: The depotshot, which is given every 3 months intramuscularly ideally stops menstrual periods. Also, intrauterine devices (IUDs) that are covered with the hormone levonorgestrel (which is in some birth control pills) ideally stop menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Why would someone take birth control to get periods?

Why would someone take birth control to get periods?

Good ?: Women who take the pill to get cycles do so to help clean out the uterus. A chronic absence of a cycle can cause a build up of tissue and even help a person develop precancerous cells in the uterus. ...Read more

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Do periods get heavier when you start birth control?

Menses: Menses usually gets lighter with the pill. The pill works by decreasing the stimulation on the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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How soon after a period should I start birth control?

How soon after a period should I start birth control?

With few days: You can either start the pill on the first day of bleeding or the sunday while you are still bleeding. Sunday starts will keep your periods away from the weekends usually. ...Read more

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Is it possible for birth control to stop your periods?

Is it possible for birth control to stop your periods?

Yes: Birth control pills, shots or rings can change your menstrual cycle. Most methods will make your menses lighter and shorter. Some are designed to eliminate bleeding altogether. Ask your doctor about what to expect with the particular type you are using now. Most likely, if you are taking it as directed, there is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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On birth control; now have really long periods. Normal?

Common at first: Irregular bleeding or prolonged periods can be common in the first 1-3 months of birth control pills, and is more common if pills are missed. Usually after 3 months, periods get more regular and shorter. Other causes of long periods: fibroids, a uterine polyp, or other hormone problems (thyroid disease). See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause your periods to stop altogether?

Can birth control cause your periods to stop altogether?

Sometimes: Sometimes when you've been on the pill for awhile, the lining of your uterus gets thin and your periods stop. If you've not missed pills, it's unlikely you're pregnant. It's not harmful, and it's not permanent. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stop a period without birth control?

What are some ways to stop a period without birth control?

Limited options: I am assuming you mean stop your periods generally rather than a specific period (which is not really practical) and by birth control you mean the pill. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can decrease your periods, and the drug Lysteda has limited usefulness. Your best bet is an endometrial ablation which, using various techniques, will burn out the lining of your uterus and largely eliminate the period. ...Read more

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First time birth control user, help needed regulating period?

First time birth control user, help needed regulating period?

Pill will help: In addition to the birth control pill being safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, and well tolerated, they have other benefits that result in shorter/ lighter/ more predictable/less crampy periods. ...Read more

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Number one type of birth control to stop period and symptoms?

Options.: I don't know the "best". Some oral contraceptives which can impact having your period include Alesse (levlite & aviane) & loestrin 1/20. ...Read more

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Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Maybe: Are you asking about birth control pills? Or other methods? It depends on the method, but if you've just started on birth control pills, it's not unusual to have irregular unpredictable bleeding in the first 1-3 months, even if you take your pills perfectly. If you miss pills, irregular bleeding is more common. ...Read more

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Off birth control now, I had 2 periods then none, what's wrong?

Not sure: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Period is still heavy after taking birth control. What do I do?

See your doctor: If you've been on birth control pills, periods usually get lighter. If not, see your doctor about possible causes (fibroids are possible), or consider a progestin iud, which typically treats heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a period be late if your on birth control?

A # of reasons.: 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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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