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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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