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How long do you have to take birth control to regulate periods?

How long do you have to take birth control to regulate periods?

Depends on problem: The answer depends on the individual and the underlying cause of irregular menstrual cycles. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause. Taking pills regulates the cycle but does not address the underlying problem. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is there any other pill and or medication to take besides birth control to regulate periods or to help you start when you haven't had a period in awhi?

Is there any other pill and or medication to take besides birth control to regulate periods or to help you start when you haven't had a period in awhi?

Progesterone: Birth control is the most effective method for cycle regulation. Progesterone can be prescribed as an alternative in some cases. Any Obgyn can help you with this. If you are overweight then weight loss can often regulate the cycles. Thyroid testing can be done to make sure this is not contributing to your irregularity. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top brand birth control for regulating periods that won't make me gain weight?

Can you please tell me which is the top brand birth control for regulating periods that won't make me gain weight?

Most BCPs: Despite countless numbers of personal "stories" regarding weight gain on the pill, virtually all medical studies, time after time, prove that bcps do not cause weight gain (case in point: why blame the "freshman fifteen" on pizza and beer when you can blame the birth control pill?). ...Read more

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Dr put me on birth control pills to regulate periods. After my periods ends 3 days later I again have bleeding? Is this Normal.? Should I stop pills

Dr put me on birth control pills to regulate periods. After my periods ends 3 days later I again have bleeding? Is this Normal.? Should I stop pills

No: First check a pregnancy test as this a common cause of bleeding on the pill. Second make an appointment with your physician about the bleeding. You probably just need a different pill or different dose, but I tell my patients to finish out their current pack and transition to the new birth control so they don't end up pregnant. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm prescribed birth control to regulate my periods and im not happy about it. There of taking it?

What do you suggest if I'm prescribed birth control to regulate my periods and im not happy about it. There of taking it?

Not sure what you: Mean? If you believe that the oral contraceptives are ineffective or are causing side effects - simply discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I'm morbidly obese and I have pcos. My doctor put me on birth control to regulate my periods. I've been taking them regularly but not at the same time every day and I was wondering if I could be pregnant. I have unprotected sex with my fiance. And I feel

I'm morbidly obese and I have pcos. My doctor put me on birth control to regulate my periods. I've been taking them regularly but not at the same time every day and I was wondering if I could be pregnant. I have unprotected sex with my fiance. And I feel

Unlikely: If you are taking them every day it is unlikely, but to be certain, check a pregnancy test. Ask your doctor about metformin to treat your PCOS, but careful, metformin helps some women with PCOS get pregnant. In your case thinking of options to help with your weight. ...Read more

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How does birth control regulate irregular periods if you have pcos?

How does birth control regulate irregular periods if you have pcos?

By consistency.: Taking oral contraceptives means that you are getting a fixed, known dose of oestrogen and Progesterone month in and month out. Assuming the dosage and combination are right for you, this basically entrains your cycles to follow a set, predictable pattern. It isn't foolproof however, and may require some adjustment of the ocp before it works. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get pregnant if just stopped birth control for 5 years to regulate periods?

How long will it take to get pregnant if just stopped birth control for 5 years to regulate periods?

It differs: After stopping birth control pills, there is no set time that you can or can get pregnant. It's different for every woman. Some women can become pregnant the next month, while it may take much longer for others. ...Read more

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Few months into using birth control for first time (to regulate periods) and since using them have developed sore breasts and bulging veins on body.?

Few months into using birth control for first time (to regulate periods) and since using them have developed sore breasts and bulging veins on body.?

See below: Birth control pills can cause breast soreness. This tends to decrease after being on the pill for a while. Birth control pills may also contribute the the formation of varicose veins and spider veins. It may be possible for your physician to switch you to a lower dose pill which may reduce side effects. ...Read more

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Will taking birth control pills help regulate my periods?

Will taking birth control pills help regulate my periods?

Yes: First, do investigate to see if there is a reason for the irregular periiods. If we don't find any resaon, birth control pills definitely can help to regulate ypur periods. ...Read more

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I have to get on birth control to help regulate my periods. Does that mean I won't be able to become pregnant cus that's what I been trying to do.?

Another medication: Women with irregular periods often take ocp because it manages menses, corrects hormone issues and provides contraception. When you want to get pregnant then you need a different medication: drugs that cause ovulation. If you ovulate then the cycles will also become regular but now you can conceive. See your doctor about this issue. ...Read more

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I'm on dialysis I have mild PCOS I'm on birth control to help regulate my periods we want to have a baby what can I take to help me ovulate?

I'm on dialysis I have mild PCOS I'm on birth control to help regulate my periods we want to have a baby what can I take to help me ovulate?

Confer with your doc: Anyone on dialysis should first confer with their treatment team before considering pregnancy.Since your system cannot manage your own needs without external help, pregnancy may be dangerous for you & any baby you conceive. If they give you the go ahead, they are better suited to suggest treatments that would work in unison with your dialysis needs. ...Read more

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Should I get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? I was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period. What should I do abou

Should I get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? I was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period. What should I do abou

You: You should be evaluated by your doctor for menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged period). The causes of menorrhagia include but are not limited to:
dysfunction of the ovaries.
Uterine fibroids
polyps
adenomyosis.
Intrauterine device (iud)
ectopic pregnancy
cancer
some blood coagulation disorders
certain medications (blood thinners)

your primary care provider or gyn will evaluate you and perform examination and possible pelvic ultrasound, and a treatment plan can be established, which may include birth control pills to regulate your cycle.

Best of luck. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills to take if you are a virgin to regulate periods?

Which birth control pills to take if you are a virgin to regulate periods?

Any: No one pill is better than another based on your virginity. Sexual experience has nothing to do with how one pill works vs. Another. You can safely choose any - talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate if you just start a low dose birth control midcycle? I am having ovulation pains and I am on it to regulate periods

Can you ovulate if you just start a low dose birth control midcycle? I am having ovulation pains and I am on it to regulate periods

Possibly: Starting these pills mid cycle is never recommended. You should wail till the sunday after the start of the first day of your period. It will eliminate lots of problems. Even then you are not protected as far as birth control until one full month of pills. ...Read more

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Will birth control help to rid of cramps and regulate periods? Other benefits? Thanks :)

Will birth control help to rid of cramps and regulate periods? Other benefits? Thanks :)

Most likely: 2 common side effects of birth control pills are making periods regular and decreasing cramps, as well as lighter periods. ...Read more

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I started birth control the Sunday after my menstrual cycle. Now a week later I'm having another period?

3 months: Sometimes starting a hormonal pill like birth control pills can throw off your periods. It can take 3 cycles for your periods to regulate. If you are still having irregular periods after 3 months your doctor may need to change the formulation of your birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is the end of your menstrual cycle the end of your period? At the end of your period is that a new cycle started? I'm on birth control too.

Synonyms: Not sure exactly what you are asking. The end of your period is when you stop bleeding. Day 1 is the first day of bleeding. The start of one period until the start of the next one is one menstrual cycle. You are on the pill though so your body is not going through the typical hormone changed one has when not on the pill. ...Read more

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Could women still be more attractive during the ovulating period of their menstrual cycle even on birth control?

Could women still be more attractive during the ovulating period of their menstrual cycle even on birth control?

No: If you assume women are more arrtractive in menses, then they are not necessarily so on the pill. The pill prevents ovulation and all the hormonal change that go with it.. ...Read more

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I took Plan B 3 days into my last menstrual cycle after my birth control method failed. I'm now 4 days late on my next period. Should I be worried?

I took Plan B 3 days into my last menstrual cycle after my birth control method failed. I'm now 4 days late on my next period. Should I be worried?

Pregnancy test: Hard to say since Plan B is a strong proegeserone-type hormone and can delay your cycle. Not sure what you mean that your birth control failed? -do a home pregnacy test, carry condoms and get on BC or IUD. ...Read more

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Where are you in the your menstrual cycle if this was seen on your ultrasound? I have not had a period for 5 mos. Since I stopped taking birth control

Where are you in the your menstrual cycle if this was seen on your ultrasound? I have not had a period for 5 mos. Since I stopped taking birth control

???????????: On this public Healthtap sight we are unable to see any lab/ultrasound or other material you may have uploaded. Physicians participating in the Healthtap Prime program have some of these extra features. ...Read more

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I want to know why im not having my menstrual cycle. Please help I have pcos and I switched to the birth control shot now pills and no period at all.

PCOS: Unclear why you're not having a withdrawal bleed on hormone therapy. The most likely explanation is that the dose of estrogen is too low to stimulate uterine development and have a withdrawal bleed due to the progesterone. I suggest a higher dose of estrogen. ...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