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Can Birth Control Stop Your Period Once It Has Started
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Absent/irregular period before medications. Started period and hasn't stopped for 3 weeks. Advised to stop birth control. Will it stop on it's own?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
During your period on placebo birth control, does it stop when new active pack is started or can you still period bleed? Im not talking breakthrough
Can you have your period on active birth control pills and not bleed on the placebos? This happened to me this month been on bc for 5 months.
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
How long does it take to start ovulating again after stopping birth control? (i have been off birth control for a week and a couple days.)
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
I'm on birth control and my period has been starting early. When that happens, should I continue the pills like normal or start taking the sugar pill?
Would starting my next months birth control before my period is over cause my birth control to be uneffective?
No - it would be OK: You will still have effective contraception, you will likely just have a shorter period. Some women do an extended cycle with their ocp's by discarding the placebo pills and starting a new pack - they don't have a period at all. After 3 or 4 packs of pills, they take the placebo pills and have a period. ...Read more
Is it normal to have breakthrough bleeding 3 months after being on birth control pills? I stop them and start them for 3 days to stop it.
Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On nexplonan birth control and started antibiotics then started period. Is this normal? How long after antibiotics does it start working again?
I've been taking birth control for 3 weeks now and have been bleeding heavily the whole time. If i switch pills how long will it take to stop my period?
See a doctor: Heavy bleeding while taking birth control pills is not common, and could be a sign that you are pregnant, have anatomic abnormality (like uterine fibroid), or that the bleeding is not coming from inside the uterus and is coming from the cervix instead. Changing brands should not make any difference. ...Read more
Yes.: You can start ocps the day you get your prescription filled. They will not work for the first month, though. ...Read more
I took five birth control pills in one day and since then I haven't stop bleeding. I have continued taking the birth control pill as directed ever since. My question is should I stop taking the pills so the bleeding can stop? What should I do?
Consult your GYN: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Talk with your: Prescribing dr about how they want you to proceed but there is no reason you can't begin at almost any point in your cycle depending on the prescription you are taking. ...Read more
If you start your period one day before sugar pills, does that mean your birth control is not as effective? Been on pill for 9mths.
I've been on my period for 10 days now. It won't stop. I've stopped taking my birth control to see if that is the problem. I'm still bleeding heavily?
Need exam: It may well be related to your oral contraceptive pills. Stopping them is a reasonable first step. But the only way to sort this out is to have an exam. You should schedule an appointment with your gynecologist or primary care provider at your earliest convenience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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