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Can birth control stop your period or just make it more regular?

Can birth control stop your period or just make it more regular?

That depends: That depends on which are used. Some may reduce / stop periods and some may regulate them. Please discuss this with your gynecologist. ...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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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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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?

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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Does birth control completely stop your period?

Does birth control completely stop your period?

Sometimes: One of the benefits of birth control is that your period may get lighter or completely go away. It may take several months after stopping your birth control to have it come back. However, take a pregnancy test. The best pill on the market is 97% effective, meaning 3% get pregnant even with perfect use. ...Read more

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Do you stop taking birth control while on your period?

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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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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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Birth Control (Definition)

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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