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Can you take birth control while on your period? Will it last longer or shorter

Can you take birth control while on your period? Will it last longer or shorter

Likely shorter: When first starting the birth control pill (bcp), you can start the pill as soon as you start your period and lilely have a shorter period. Most bcp's have 7 inactive pills to allow for a period - some of the newer bcp's have only 4 inactive pills. If you start your new pack of pills after only 3 or 4 days of the inactive pills in your pack, your periods will be shorter. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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If you take birth control why you are on your period then you stop takeing it will you bleed longer?

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If you take birth control why you are on your period then you stop takeing it will you bleed longer?

Extra hormones...: The basic answer is that birth control is extra "female" hormones (types of estrogen and progesterone) that affect the lining of your uterus in different ways in different women...Causing bleeding is some and suppressing bleeding in others. ...Read more

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I started my last row of birth control (the row you take on your period) 2 days ago and I'm not bleeding or anything. I started birth control 2 months ago on June 16th. But when I go to the bathroom my "area" is putting off the scent of period blood, like

I started my last row of birth control (the row you take on your period) 2 days ago and I'm not bleeding or anything. I started birth control 2 months ago on June 16th. But when I go to the bathroom my "area" is putting off the scent of period blood, like

Period Prob Coming: Assuming you are taking the BCP properly, it is likely you are about to have your period. Depending on the BCP some women will notice lighter periods the longer they take them, that is normal. Of course if you missed pills, took certain abx and have been sexually active the first thing you should do is a preg test. If sex active and no period within next wk check preg test.
BCP's don't prevent STD. ...Read more

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Do you still take birth control while on your period?

Do you still take birth control while on your period?

Depends: On what type u take the placebo pills on you period, o u can take active pills and not get a period. ...Read more

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Can you take birth control pills while on your period to stop bleeding?

Can you take birth control pills while on your period to stop bleeding?

Unlikely. BCP's: Cycle Estrogens that buildup endometrium and progestational agents mimicking pregnancy, once the lining is built, it bleeds as it is shed. A fertilized ovum needs to implant for successful pregnancy, and cannot do so with shedding endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take your birth control pills while your on your period?

Is it okay to take your birth control pills while your on your period?

One per day: Birth control pills should be taken once per day. You take one pill every day for 28 days to complete the pack. Then the next day you start the next pack. You do not change this pattern if you are on your period. ...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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Is it normal to be on your period for over a week when first starting birth control?

Is it normal to be on your period for over a week when first starting birth control?

Period: Yes your body needs time to adjust to the hormones in the birth control pill. You may notice some spotting during the first three months. After this you should settle down. Take care! ...Read more

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What kind of effect does birth control have on your period?

If it is: The pill it will regulate it to every 28 days. If it is the Depo-Provera shot it will eventually stop it. Of it is an IUD it differs depending on what it is. ...Read more

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If you are on your period for more then 2 weeks on birth control. Could you be pregnant?

If you are on your period for more then 2 weeks on birth control. Could you be pregnant?

NO: Quite the opposite, that much bleeding is actually more of an indication of not being pregnant. Has something changed with her birth control and/or did she miss pills or take them late? Any of these can cause prolonged bleeding. And sometimes it just happens. If doesn't stop by a month, or gets heavier, associated pain, ill feeling, dizziness, then get evaluated sooner to figure out cause. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while bleeding heavily on your period while on birth control?

Can you get pregnant while bleeding heavily on your period while on birth control?

Yes: Sorry to stir the pot, but our bodies are set up amazingly well to make babies. If you absolutely don't want to become pregnant, always take your birth control and use condoms. Do not assume that there is a "safe time" to have unprotected sex when it comes to contraception -- people who do that are called parents. You don't want to be the one who says, "well, I didn't think I could get pregnant if. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink while on your period and birth control?

No: While you are on the period is usually when you are taking the placebo pills this is the best time for alcohol bec it doesn't change hormone levels. Once you start the new pack yo are risking a drop in protection everytime you drink or take meds while on ocp. ...Read more

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How does birth control affect one's menstrual period? How else might it effect someone?

Hormonal types: Hormonal types of contraception will regularize your period and lessen the amount of bleeding as well as provide a reasonably secure method of preventing pregnancy as long as it is taken as directed by the md. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have more brownish black blood then fresh blood on your period after getting back on birth control? I've also had spotting.

Is it normal to have more brownish black blood then fresh blood on your period after getting back on birth control? I've also had spotting.

Yes: Doesn't sound terribly worrisome. I'd wait a few weeks, even a few cycles before getting to your doctor. Unless, of course, the period is longer, more clotting or spotting, etc. Most likely it will normalize over a few cycles. ...Read more

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Is it more likely to get pregnant on your period? I've been sick. & taking antibiotcis earlier in the month & sometimes it make birth control stop working. Well yesterday was the first day of my period and I had sex. He went inside me but I have been taki

Is it more likely to get pregnant on your period? I've been sick. & taking antibiotcis earlier in the month & sometimes it make birth control stop working. Well yesterday was the first day of my period and I had sex. He went inside me but I have been taki

Hello.: Hello. No, you are much less likely to get pregnant if you have sex during your period. Sperm can live up to five days in a woman's body. If a woman ovulated shortly after her period, any sperm that were alive and motile from when she had intercourse, could lead to pregnancy. If you are taking certain antibiotics with birth control pills, you may need to use back up birthcontrol during that time and up to a week later to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.

Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.

Common problem: 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

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Can loestrin 24 fe birth control pill make your menstrual period go away?

Can loestrin 24 fe birth control pill make your menstrual period go away?

Yes: Most women will have lighter period than before the pill. It is possible the menstruation goes away. If this is the first time you missed the period, take pregnancy test 2 weeks apart. If they are negative, one can presume the missing period is from the loestrin 24. ...Read more

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Will stress delay your menstrual period even though you are on birth control pills?

Will stress delay your menstrual period even though you are on birth control pills?

It should not: Birth control pills should allow you to have a menstrual flow regardless of stress levels. If you are having problems with bleeding while on bcp's then see you gyn and find out why. ...Read more

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I read that birth control makes your period last longer the first month you take it. Is that true?

I read that birth control makes your period last longer the first month you take it. Is that true?

Sometimes.: Some women will have abnormal bleeding during the first several months of starting a birth control pill. This will usually resolve within three months or so. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period after not using birth control?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period after not using birth control?

Depends: If your periods were regular prior to using birth control pills, it is likely you will start again within a few weeks after stopping. However if you do not ovulate regularly on your own it may take much longer to have a normal period after stopping pills. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control pills to regulate your period?

Variable: For most women, birth control pills regulate cycles within 3 months although this variable. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control to kick in an get your period on track?

Depends: Birth-control pills are effective for contraception after about one week. Most people will experience cycle regularity almost immediately but for others it can take some time. ...Read more

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Do you absolutely have to take every birth control pill? Can you make your period come a few days earlier by not taking the last few? I'm on alesse

Do you absolutely have to take every birth control pill? Can you make your period come a few days earlier by not taking the last few? I'm on alesse

Yes: If you notice, certain pills are different colors and are essentially "empty pills" ie - have no hormonal components. They are designed to allow you to have withdrawal bleeding.
If you take those pills earlier or don't take pills towards the last 1/4 of your cycle, your period may come earlier than otherwise. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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If you take active birth control pills when your period is in the middle of its cycle, will it cause prolonged bleeding? That happened to me.

If you take active birth control pills when your period is in the middle of its cycle, will it cause prolonged bleeding? That happened to me.

Possibly: Was this the first time to start the pills? If so it may cause your cycle to be different. For prolonged bleeding I always think it is best to see your doctor- especially if it happens often ...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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How long after starting birth control will your period be delayed?

Varies: Usually at the end of the first cycle of pills you will get a period, it may be very short and scant. It can take several months for your body to settle into a rhythm. ...Read more

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