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Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If you're still having sex and don't want pregnancy, choose another method of birth control. If you do want pregnancy, you should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate. ...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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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 birth control pills delay your period?

Can birth control pills delay your period?

Birth control: Birth control pills change when you have your period. There is usually seven pills at the end of each pack during which you have your period. ...Read more

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Can using birth control stop your periods totally?

Can using birth control stop your periods totally?

Some contraceptives : Can - please discuss your options with your physician, . ...Read more

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Can birth control cause your periods to stop altogether?

Can birth control cause your periods to stop altogether?

Sometimes: Sometimes when you've been on the pill for awhile, the lining of your uterus gets thin and your periods stop. If you've not missed pills, it's unlikely you're pregnant. It's not harmful, and it's not permanent. ...Read more

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Can birth control delay your period?

Can birth control delay your period?

Yes: Birth control pills can be used to delay or prevent your period altogether. This can be done intentionally or sometimes just happens. ...Read more

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Can doubling birth control pills delay your period?

Can doubling birth control pills delay your period?

Not really: On bcps you don't have periods; you have withdrawal bleeding at the end of the pack and breakthrough bleeding while taking the pill. Breakthrough bleeding can be helped by doubling your pill. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills stop my period?

Can  birth control pills stop my period?

Sure.: If you take them without the placebo/iron pills each cycle x3, you can only have your period every 3 moths safely. Talk to your gynecologist before trying this, as it may not be the best idea for you. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills stop your fertility immediately?

Do birth control pills stop your fertility immediately?

BCP stop fertility: If you start bcp's at the beginning of your menses it is most unlikely that you won't ovulate that cycle. Because there is a 5-10% chance that you may still ovulate the first cycle it is wise to use a backup contraceptive like foam and condoms the first month. ...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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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 stop taking birth control suddenly, can that delay your menstrual cycle for months?

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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How can you stop spotting on birth control?

How can you stop spotting on birth control?

Depends on when: There are many different mixtures of pills. The main differences are the types and ratios of estrogen & progesterone. If you are having mid-cycle spotting, then you need a pill with more estrogen to stabilize the uterine lining. If you are having late spotting just before your period should be starting, then you probably need a pill with more progesterone. Take your menstrual diary to talk to dr. ...Read more

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Can you start birth control pills anytime during your period?

Can you start birth control pills anytime during your period?

Yes you can: The typical start for for birth control pills is the first day of your period or the first sunday after your period starts. The latter has the advantage of always starting a new pack on sunday, ending on saturday, and menstruating during the week, so your weekends are free. It is also easier for your clinician to keep track of where you are in a pack if you have questions. ...Read more

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Can you start your period while on birth control pills (not the placebo pills)?

Can you start your period while on birth control pills (not the placebo pills)?

You get when stop pi: There are 21 pills packs without placebo which will make you have your period approx. A week after your 21 pill pack is finished.If you have 28 pill pack the same thing will happen only you will continue to take your pills with a new pack every 28 days.So in other words your periods only come after you have finished 21 birth control pills.And you do not get your periods while you are taking pills. ...Read more

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Can doubling up on active birth control pills stop your period?

Can doubling up on active birth control pills stop your period?

No: Doubling up on active pills will stop break thru bleeding on the pill, you should not do this without the supervision of your doc, if you want to stop your period , you do not take the placebo pills start a new pack of active pills an if it works right you will not get a period. ...Read more

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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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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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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. Austina Cho
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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)

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