Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can Birth Control Stop Your Period After Ovulation

Share
1

1
Will taking birth control after ovulation still prevent a period?

Will taking birth control after ovulation still prevent a period?

Yes: What causes a menses (period) is the withdraw of progesterone which comes from ovulation. A birth control pills has progesterone in it. Therefore if you took a high enough dose of birth control after ovulation it will prevent your period from occurring. As soon as you stop the birth control you will have withdraw of the progesterone and will get your menses. This does not prevent pregnancy! ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,319 doctors shared insights

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


4

4
When you stop birth control pills can they make u not get a period but still ovulate?

When you stop birth control pills can they make u not get a period but still ovulate?

Possibly: Some patients may not have a period after they stop birth control pills and may have ovulated in the first month. This does not always happen but could occur in some women. ...Read more

5

5
Can taking only 2 birth control pills stop u from ovulating and cause a abnormal period to come early?

Can taking only 2 birth control pills stop u from ovulating and cause a abnormal period  to come early?

Yes/no: Can cause an abnormal and early period depending on where you are in your cycle. Unfortunately no, 2pills will not stop ovulation. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
If birth control pills are supposed to stop you from ovulating then why and how do we still get our periods?

If birth control pills are supposed to stop you from ovulating then why and how do we still get our periods?

Same way: The pill replaces your normal cycle by imitating the changes that would normally occur with the hormones from your ovaries. The ovaries become suppressed because they do not need to produce the hormones while you are taking the pill. ...Read more

8

8
If you don't ovulate on birth control then why do you have your period?

If you don't ovulate on birth control then why do you have your period?

Good question!: The pill inhibits ovulation but the hormones in the pills mimic some of the hormonal changes that occur during a normal menstrual cycle causing the build up and then shedding of the uterine lining. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Do you ovulate right after birth control ? For 10 days even without a period ?

Do you ovulate right after birth control ? For 10 days even without a period ?

Sometimes: Sometimes you ovulate as soon as the next month after stopping pills and some studies even show increased fertility in the first months after stopping. However, you can also have a delay in the return to ovulation and there is a disorder called post-pill amenorrhea in which it can take up to 1 year to start having periods again. ...Read more

10

10
If you take birth control a few days before your period will it postpone ovulation?

No: Usually ovulation occurs about 12-14 days before the period comes so too late for that. To stop ovulation with pills you need to start with the period and it will often prevent ovulation the following month. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
4 doctors shared insights

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. Philip Chenette
1,777 doctors shared insights

Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more