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Does Birth Control Shorten Your Period
Vaginal spotting: Missing a bcp frequently results in spotting in the next couple days that may continue till the next menses. If you are more that 6 hrs late in taking a pill, please use a backup method e.g. Foam and condoms to ensure pregnancy does not occur. There is no long term effect from missing a pill otherwise. ...Read more
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
Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If you're still having sex and don't want pregnancy, choose another method of birth control. If you do want pregnancy, you should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate. ...Read more
More and Less: Sometimes the birth control shot, the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, causes a period to become heavier for awhile, and in some women it causes the period to become lighter. Of course some women's period doesn't change at all. Confusing, i know. Some will note some breakthrough bleeding, the majority, however, note lessening or even absence of a period on this shot. ...Read more
Define late ?: The "pill" works by preventing release of an egg.It provides a hormone substitute for one your body makes during pregnancy. A few hours should not be a problem. If you don't take it daily, the hormone level falls, and your body can decide to release an egg.If exposed, you can become pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends..: It will usually be the the same as it was before you were on the pill. ...Read more
If u are going to: Get one usually within 1-2 days sometimes on the low dose pills u may not get a period, if u do not get one within 3-4 days check a preg test. ...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
No: Yo period should be regulated by the pill. If you bleeding is not controlled by the pill then there may be some other problem - see your doctor if it recurs. ...Read more
You get when stop pi: There are 21 pills packs without placebo which will make you have your period approx. A week after your 21 pill pack is finished.If you have 28 pill pack the same thing will happen only you will continue to take your pills with a new pack every 28 days.So in other words your periods only come after you have finished 21 birth control pills.And you do not get your periods while you are taking pills. ...Read more
Yes: When they were first studied these hormonal preparations were designed to help women have predictable periods, influence the amount of flow , and end ovulation pain. Over time they realized birth rates dropped with use as a side effect. Eventually that became their main selling point. ...Read more
Not pregnant: Yes. That is what a period means. ...Read more
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