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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

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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Took birth control for a year to regulate period . Stopped and for 8 months didn't have a period .. Opinion ?

Took birth control for a year to regulate period . Stopped and for 8 months didn't have a period .. Opinion ?

Restart: Taking birth control will regulate menstrual cycles only while you continue to take them. If you stop them you will go back to the irregularity you were experiencing before. ...Read more

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Period is 2 days late but I am on my first month of birth control? I thought it was supposed to regulate my cycle

Period is 2 days late but I am on my first month of birth control? I thought it was supposed to regulate my cycle

Need more info: This could be normal, but you should call your physician who prescribed the birth control medication just to be sure that it is normal for you with the kind of BC pill he/she prescribed. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons of not having a regular period? I'm on birth control to regulate it, but if I stopped, my period wouldn't stay regulated.

What could be the reasons of not having a regular period? I'm on birth control to regulate it, but if I stopped, my period wouldn't stay regulated.

Ovulation: You are not ovulating - this is not uncommon in young women. Hopefully it will correct by the time you are ready to have children. In the meantime try to be healthy with good nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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What can I do to regulate my period with out takin birth control?

What can I do to regulate my period with out takin birth control?

Menses: The best way to help your menses to be more regular is to avoid medications that might affect your ability to clot or bleed and secondly to maintain a healthy and not fluctuating body weight. ...Read more

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How to regulate my period after not being on birth control for 3 years?

How to regulate my period after not being on birth control for 3 years?

Restart hormonal rx: You could restart combination (estrogen and progesterone) in oral contraceptive pills. An alternative to the pill would be the vaginal ring. Either way the combination of the hormones should help regulate your cycle. There are many different pill formulas. Your gyn can recommend the best option for you. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more