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If you stop taking birth control last month after your cycle can it delay your period?

If you stop taking birth control last month after your cycle  can it delay your period?

Yes, but so can preg: Are you still sexually active? If you've stopped the pill and haven't switched to another method, you might be pregnant, but if this isn't possible, then sometimes the first period is a bit delayed. Use birth control if you're not wanting to be pregnant. There are many options other than the pill. If you want to get pregnant, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin with folate/folic acid. ...Read more

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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 you take birth control pills while on your period to stop bleeding?

Can you take birth control pills while on your period to stop bleeding?

Unlikely. BCP's: Cycle Estrogens that buildup endometrium and progestational agents mimicking pregnancy, once the lining is built, it bleeds as it is shed. A fertilized ovum needs to implant for successful pregnancy, and cannot do so with shedding endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Can you stop having your period after taking the birth control pill called camila?

Can you stop having your period after taking the birth control pill called camila?

Yes: Camila is a mini bcp containinng only progestin. It is not unusual for patients to have irregular or no menses on it. Consult your gynecologist if you have any symptoms of pregnancy as it is only 95% effective. ...Read more

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If you don't ovulate on birth control, how can stress delay or stop your period while taking it?

If you don't ovulate on birth control, how can stress delay or stop your period while taking it?

Brain suppression: The hypothalamus is suppressed by the use of the oral contraceptive pill to prevent ovulation. Stress can further suppress the hypothalamus as well. The most likely cause of the absent period is minimal endometrial tissue which is common on the pill and therefore doesn't shed at the time of the due period. ...Read more

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Can you miss your period while on birth control?

Can you miss your period while on birth control?

Missed period: Yes, while on birth control, one can miss periods. It is actually quite common to miss your period on the birth control pill, especially on the lower dose pills. One can also miss periods while on Depo Provera as well as with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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How long will you have bleeding for after you stop taking birth control pills?

How long will you have bleeding for after you stop taking birth control pills?

De[pends: Some pts on bcp to help with irregular period, less cramping, shorter days of menstruation, less hormone imbalance etc..No one can absolutely tell you how many days, because depends on each individuals pts. ...Read more

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If you stop taking birth control suddenly, can that delay your menstrual cycle for months?

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Not usually: Usually you will have what we call a withdrawal bleed when you stop them abruptly. Some women have very irregualar menses when not on the pill and may not do this bleed. You should be seen for labs and a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

Usually 1-2 months: As you do not know whether you are pregnant or not, and if you know when was the last period , . Get the pregnancy test done .Usually one gets pregnant in 1-2 months after stopping birth control pills ...Read more

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What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

Emergency contracept: This is one of the options for emergency contraception, taking high-dose estrogen/progesterone to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. If taken properly (# of pills depends on the brand of birth control pill), it can reduce chance of pregnancy by~75-80%. A common side effect is nausea +/- vomiting. ...Read more

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How soon after stopping the birth control pill can you become pregnant what should I take to help?

Birth control pills: Some people get pregnant in the next cycle itself. You should take prenatal vitamins if you're trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you stop taking birth control is it normal to start your period early?

No: After stopping the "pill", you usually will bleed wihin a few days. After that, you expect to have a period about a month later. ...Read more

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How long before you can get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

How long before you can get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

Depends: Most women will begin cycling and producing/releasing eggs within 2-4 weeks after stopping ocps, so it is possible to conceive the first month after stopping ocps. ...Read more

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How soon can you start taking birth control pills after taking the morning after pill?

How soon can you start taking birth control pills after taking the morning after pill?

Ocp start: On the day of your bleeding or the sunday following your cycle depending on your pill. ...Read more

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While am taking birth control pills if you bleed before your period is that mean I can be pregnant?

While am taking birth control pills if you bleed before your period is that mean I can be pregnant?

Breakthrough bleedin: If you haven't missed any pills, it's likely breakthrough bleeding, which is daily common with low dose pills. It foes not effect the contraceptive aspect of the pill. Don't stop your pills. ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of pregnancy when you stop taking birth control?

If you're pregnant: Stopping birth control doesn't cause symptoms. Normal menstrual cycles can cause symptoms that can mimic pregnancy--premenstrual breast tenderness, bloating. Do a pregnancy test. If you don't want to be pregnant, choose a different method. If you do, take prenatal vitamins with Folic Acid to lower the risks of birth defects. ...Read more

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If i start taking birth control on my period will my period stop?

If i start taking birth control on my period will my period stop?

Maybe: Birth control will regulate your period but it may not happen in the first few days. If you have normal periods you are likely to stop at the usual time. ...Read more

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Stop taking birth control July and got period on the second of July it's August 6 haven't had period yet off pills want to get pregnant test negative?

Stop taking birth control July and got period on the second of July it's August 6 haven't had period yet off pills want to get pregnant test negative?

Be patient: Birth control pills contain estrogen which suppresses ovulation by inhibiting normal fluctuations in your body's own hormones. It may take up to several months for your body to get back into its natural hormone cycle and it is not unusual after coming off birth control. Maintain a healthy diet and keep a regular sleep schedule. If you do not have your cycle back in 4-6 months seek help. ...Read more

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I stop taking birth control for 2 weeks bc i couldn't get to the dr and then started again and now I should be on my period but not did i mess up cycl?

Yes: When you stop the pill you may not continue to cycle as you did with the pill. It could take weeks or months to resume normal cycles. When you resume the pill after just two weeks, you could expect to have some spotting or breakthrough bleeding for a few days or a few weeks. ...Read more

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If you don't ovulate on birth control, how can stress delay or stop your period while taking it?

Brain suppression: The hypothalamus is suppressed by the use of the oral contraceptive pill to prevent ovulation. Stress can further suppress the hypothalamus as well. The most likely cause of the absent period is minimal endometrial tissue which is common on the pill and therefore doesn't shed at the time of the due period. ...Read more

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Do you stop taking birth control while on your period?

No.: Most birth control pill packets contain placebo pills to be taken during menstruation - do not stop the packet on your own without consulting with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you stop taking birth control is it normal to start your period early?

No: After stopping the "pill", you usually will bleed wihin a few days. After that, you expect to have a period about a month later. ...Read more

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How to stop taking birth control to ensure you'll get your period and that your cycle will return to normal?

How to stop taking birth control to ensure you'll get your period and that your cycle will return to normal?

Can't: can't predict if your periods will return to normal. if they were normal before birth control, good chance they will be normal after birth control (expect for Depo-Provera) ...Read more

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Can I stop my period by taking a high dose of birth control? If so, how high should the dose be?

Can I stop my period by taking a high dose of birth control? If so, how high should the dose be?

Dose needed varies: Birth control pills are often used to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding. Generally, this is done by taking 1 pill 4 times/day until the bleeding stops, then to take 1 pills 3 times/day, then 1 pill twice a day, and then 1 pill/day until the pack is gone. How many days it takes to stop the bleeding varies from one woman to the next, but the bleeding often stops after the first day. ...Read more

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I've been on birth control for a month and haven't gotten my period when i'm supposed to. Do i keep taking the pill or stop and wait for my period?

Birth control: It is not unusual to skip a period while on birth control pills especially if you are taking the 24 or 26 day active pill packs or taking active pills continuously. However, if you are sexually active, you should take a pregnancy test prior to continuing with the pills. ...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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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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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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Should I get the 2nd shot or just stop and get another method of birth control? If I get it again what are the chances of me still having a period?

Should I get the 2nd shot or just stop and get another method of birth control? If I get it again what are the chances of me still having a period?

DMPA: What type of shot? The depo-provera shot? Are you over weight? There are a lot of questions that need to be answered before an opinion can be given. You should consult with the Dr that gave you the shot. ...Read more

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What type of birth control will completely stop your period?

What type of birth control will completely stop your period?

Continuous pill: Some women do well with a continuous birth control pill, like levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol. The mirena iud and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections will also commonly stop periods. ...Read more

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What kind of birth control can stop your period besides the shot?

What kind of birth control can stop your period besides the shot?

Monophasic OCP: Monophasic OCP's can be used continuously for many months at a time. This will totally suppress your cycle. Withdrawal bleeding can be scheduled at your convenience. Seasonale / Seasonique were specifically designed for this, but others will work as well and are of course cheaper... Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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How safe is it to be using birth control that will stop your period?

How safe is it to be using  birth control that will stop your period?

Generally safe: There is nothing inherently wrong with not having a monthly period due to certain forms of birth control. If you feel reassured by your menses and would like to continue menstruating each month, be sure to discuss this with your doctor so they can prescribe a type of birth control that will not stop your periods. ...Read more

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If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

Maybe: Without knowing what brand of pills you are on, I can't be precise. However, its sometimes possible to shorten the duration of your period by taking fewer of the placebo pills. For example if your pill package consists of 21 active pills and 7 placebos, you can shorten your period by starting a new pill pack after taking 3 of the placebo pills instead of 7. www.healthtap.com/drcharleswhiting ...Read more

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