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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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Can anything besides birth control pills regulate a period?

Can anything besides birth control pills regulate a period?

Best option: The most effective way to regulate the menstrual cycles is birth control pills - and that doesn't always work. ...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

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Is there anything that I can I do to regulate my period other than use birth control and medication?

Is there anything that I can I do to regulate my period other than use birth control and medication?

Weight?: If you are either significantly over- or under-weight, bringing your weight in to a middle range can help. Otherwise the answer depends on specifics 'why' your periods are out. ...Read more

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How does birth control pills help you regulate you period? And how long should you take them if that's the only purpose of taking them?

How does birth control pills help you regulate you period? And how long should you take them if that's the only purpose of taking them?

Programmed cycle: Birth control pills use hormones to supress ovulation. Those same hormones effect the lining of the uterus so when you take the pills without hormones you have your period. It is overriding whatever cycle you normally have - regular or irregular. They do not fix the problem you have that is making you irregular. You can take them up to age 35 for smokers and into the 40's for non-smokers. ...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?

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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I am trying to get pregnant but I haven't had a period since I was 9 and I was on birth control but it didn t regulate me at all?

I am trying to get pregnant but I haven't had a period since I was 9 and I was on birth control but it didn t regulate me at all?

Seek REI care!: If you are correct, you are suffering from secondary amenorrhea for 17 years. This is serious and could undermine your health. Seek reproductive endocrinology care as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this abnormal history before it takes irreversible toll on your health! Check your thyroid, kidney, liver, endocrine function tests and keep all appointment with your rei specialist! ...Read more

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Can birth control pills regulate 30 day long period?

Can birth control pills regulate 30 day long period?

If you mean: 30 days of bleeding when you say '30 day long period' you need to see a doctor to figure out why this is happening: pills may or may not help. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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