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Can Birth Control Stop Your Period Once It Has Started
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: High dose progestins and or Estrogens can achieve that goal. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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