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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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If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

Maybe: Without knowing what brand of pills you are on, I can't be precise. However, its sometimes possible to shorten the duration of your period by taking fewer of the placebo pills. For example if your pill package consists of 21 active pills and 7 placebos, you can shorten your period by starting a new pill pack after taking 3 of the placebo pills instead of 7. www. Healthtap. Com/drcharleswhiting ...Read more

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Am I able to stop my period once it has started April 20th (today) and stop it by April 24th which is Friday? What type of birth control is best?

Am I able to stop my period once it has started April 20th (today) and stop it by April 24th which is Friday? What type of birth control is best?

Depends: There are many types that would be appropriate from pills to IUD - you should understand each one and know if you would like to be pregnant sooner rather than later. If sooner then pill, if later (years) IUD ...Read more

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Is it possible to take birth control to stop your period once it has already started? I want to skip the menstruating for one day

Is it possible to take birth control to stop your period once it has already started? I want to skip the menstruating for one day

Possible: You can start a new pack early and if needed you can double up on the pill for a day or so to stop the bleeding. I sometimes get this request when women going on their honeymoon expect to be on their period at that time. ...Read more

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I am wondering what birth control stops the period?

I am wondering what birth control stops the period?

Depot shot: The depotshot, which is given every 3 months intramuscularly ideally stops menstrual periods. Also, intrauterine devices (IUDs) that are covered with the hormone levonorgestrel (which is in some birth control pills) ideally stop menstrual periods. ...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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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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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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How long do you have your period when you're trying to stop birth control?

How long do you have your period when you're trying to stop birth control?

The pill?: After stopping the pill, generally you will have a period a few days after the hormone pills are done and it should last the same time that other periods on the pill lasted. Usually, the next period off the pill will begin 3 -4 weeks later if your periods are regular off the pill. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you stop taking birth control is it normal to start your period early?

I'm just wondering, if you stop taking birth control is it normal to start your period early?

No: After stopping the "pill", you usually will bleed wihin a few days. After that, you expect to have a period about a month later. ...Read more

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If you're half way through your period and start your birth control, will it stop the period??

If you're half way through your period and start your birth control, will it stop the period??

Possibly.: Your period usually stops when your body has gotten rid of all the destabilized uterine lining, caused by the loss of hormones that precedes a period. It is possible for the resumption of pills to stabilize the lining and potentially shorten a period, however this is not recommended. If you don't like periods, use a continuous regimen by starting a new pack of pills on your fourth week. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a female to stop having her period for a long time after getting off birth control?

Amenorrhea: Not having a period is related to an inappropriate amount of estrogen and or Progesterone in the body and may be independent of having been on birth control of any kind. Depends on how long on birth control, what kind and for how long you were without a period after. ...Read more

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How to stop taking birth control to ensure you'll get your period and that your cycle will return to normal?

Can't: Can't predict if your periods will return to normal. If they were normal before birth control, good chance they will be normal after birth control (expect for Depo-Provera) ...Read more

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I was on birth control for a year I stop last yr sept ny period came in oct but after that up till this day havenot seen it again is this normal.?

I was on birth control for a year I stop last yr sept ny period came in oct but after that up till this day havenot seen it again is this normal.?

What are your goals?: The effect of birth control is now out of your system. You will need to be seen by your doctor to discuss your irregular menstrual cycle. My question would be what are your goals? Are you wanting to get pregnant or are you wanting to have regular cycle. The treatment would depend on the answer. ...Read more

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I first started birth control day 1 of cycle. Today is cd9 n im still bleeding. Normally I have a 7day period. Is this normal? When will I stop bleed

I first started birth control day 1 of cycle. Today is cd9 n im still bleeding. Normally I have a 7day period. Is this normal? When will I stop bleed

No way to know: I doubt that your bleeding is from the pill. I suspect that you would still be bleeding even if you hadn't started the pill.
Doubling up on the pills may stop the bleeding. If not, you may need to stop the pill, wait 4 days, then restart. If you do, you'll need backup until you're back on the pill for 7 days. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took that depro shot for birth control around sept.1, 2011, and still has a period what can she take to stop it. My girlfriend took that depro shot on september 1, 2011, she was on her period when she took the shot, its been over two months

My girlfriend took that depro shot for birth control around sept.1, 2011, and still has a period what can she take to stop it. My girlfriend took that depro shot on september 1, 2011, she was on her period when she took the shot, its been over two months

It: It is normal to have prolonged bleeding (a continuous period) and spotting in the first few months a woman is on the depo-provera shot. However, if she feel like her bleeding is excessive or if she is concerned she should contact her doctor.

Below, I've linked to a website that can give you more in-depth information on the Depo-Provera shot. ...Read more

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Can I use birth control to stop my period?

Space out: Birth control pills that contain 30 (thirty) micrograms of ethinylestradiol (EE) and 0.150 mg of levonorgestrel can be taken for 84 days in a row, followed by a 7 day break.
Another pill with a combination of 20 (twenty) micrograms of EE and 0.090 mg (90 micrograms) of levonorgestrel that could be taken for a year (Lybrel) does not seem to be available any more. ...Read more

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If I start taking birth control on my period will my period stop?

If I start taking birth control on my period will my period stop?

Maybe: Birth control will regulate your period but it may not happen in the first few days. If you have normal periods you are likely to stop at the usual time. ...Read more

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Spotting on birth control, should I stop and let myself have a period?

Spotting on birth control, should I stop and let myself have a period?

No: Continue with your pill until you reach the end of the pack as it is not uncommon for there to be breakthrough bleeding on the pill and if you stop now you may increase your risk for pregnancy if you are sexually active. Most continuous use of the pill causes the spotting to stop after a couple of packs. If not, see your gyn md for instructions as menopause is near for your age group. ...Read more

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When will I stop getting my period on birth control?

When will I stop getting my period on birth control?

Only if all active: You can stop periods only if you take all active hormone pills like yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmine etc. Ask your doctor about these. ...Read more

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