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Can doubling up on active birth control pills stop your period?

Can doubling up on active birth control pills stop your period?

No: Doubling up on active pills will stop break thru bleeding on the pill, you should not do this without the supervision of your doc, if you want to stop your period , you do not take the placebo pills start a new pack of active pills an if it works right you will not get a period. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Is doubling up on birth control pills to prevent your period one month bad?

Is doubling up on birth control pills to prevent your period one month bad?

Not good....: Check with your doctor before changing your medication regimen..There are often adverse consequences when directions are not followed... ...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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On cerelle mini pill bleeding told to double the dose how long till the pill to work to stop my bleeding?

On cerelle mini pill bleeding told to double the dose how long till the pill to work to stop my bleeding?

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

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Pcos and heavy bleeding from birth control pills, what to do?

Pcos and heavy bleeding from birth control pills, what to do?

Heavy bleeding: If you are having trouble with your birth control pills you should contact your gynecologist for a telephone opinion and most likely you will be seen in a short while or advised over the phone what to do in the meantime. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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If I start using the birth control pill, will it eventually regulate my cycle?

If I start using the birth control pill, will it eventually regulate my cycle?

Yes, usually: This is a very common indication for the non-contraceptive use of the pill. ...Read more

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Can I take otc estrogen pills to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

NOT recommended!: No, you may try another cycle on this Pills, but if you break through again switch to a different BCP or choose another BC method! ...Read more

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How to prevent implantation bleeding on birth control pill?

How to prevent implantation bleeding on birth control pill?

No implantation: While on birth control pills you should not have "implantation bleeding" since implantation does not happen. If you are experiencing bleeding or spotting while taking bcp it is most likely due to other causes and you should discuss it with your obgyn or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Will double dose of birth control stop vaginal bleeding ?

Will double dose of birth control stop vaginal bleeding ?

Not likely !: Each tablet has a proportion of estrogen to progesterone. By taking a double dose you are still taking the same balance. Finding the cause of bleeding by ultrasound, examination or endometrial sampling is a better strategy. Pregnancy always need to be ruled out. Talk to your caregiver. ...Read more

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If heavy spotting started after skipping the sugar pills while on birth control, should I keep going or stop?

If heavy spotting started after skipping the sugar pills while on birth control, should I keep going or stop?

No best answer: If bleeding or spotting breakthrough is heavy, it's probably best to stop for 5 days, then restart. It's also an option to keep going. Most women who extend their cycle beyond the traditional length will have some bleeding or spotting, which doesn't mean that it's not working. ...Read more

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Will taking birth control pills after getting the implanon stop my everyday spotting & bleeding?

Will taking birth control pills after getting the implanon stop my everyday spotting & bleeding?

Probably NOT: It adding more hormones on top of hormones go to your GYN Dr for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Doubled on birth control, how to start my new pack?

Doubled on birth control, how to start my new pack?

What you mean by dou: What do you mean by doubling on birth control pills you have to wait for your periods to come and start the new pack and take as directed and no doublimg up, absolutely not. ...Read more

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Can you start your period while on birth control pills (not the placebo pills)?

Can you start your period while on birth control pills (not the placebo pills)?

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

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Plan b period while on birth control with 2 active pills left. took pills to ensure completed the pack. when to expect next period on birth control?

Plan b period while on birth control with 2 active pills left. took pills to ensure completed the pack. when to expect next period on birth control?

Soon: There may be a slight shift in the timing of your period due to taking the 2 doses at once. Your period starts because of the lack of hormone, which is why you have the 7 sugar pills in your pack. ...Read more

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I started sprintec birth control yesterday. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch to quit smoking while on birth control?

I started sprintec birth control yesterday. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch to quit smoking while on birth control?

YES, also...: Yes, it's ok. It is always wise to quit but it's esp. Important if on birth control. A strong desire to quit is the most important factor. Nicotine patches can help, but also consider acupuncture, hypnosis, exercise & relaxation techniques. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html good luck! ...Read more

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If i'm on the microgynon birth control pills will it cause me to have off and on bleeding?

Irregular pill bleed: This pill has the same hormone dose in each pill, 30 mcg of the estrogen, so usually this recipe does not have a lot of irregular bleeding if you are taking it regularly for 21 days with a 7 day period week. Except in the first few months, when it is common to have some irregular bleeding. After that if you get new irregular bleeding, you should check for infection, pregnancy, medication problems. ...Read more

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How do I stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

How do I stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

Depends: It may be an issue of too low a dose of birth control or the timing of initiating them that could be the problem. I would follow up with your doctor to see if this is the case before stopping or changing them. If you have just started birth control there may be some initial breakthrough bleeding as well-usually not a concern. If this persists of course follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Birth Control (Definition)

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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