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Been on birth control for two months how long does it take til it leaves your body after you stop taking the pill everyday?

Been on birth control for two months how long does it take til it leaves your body after you stop taking the pill everyday?

Complex answer: The actual hormones from the pill only take a few days to get out of your system. And the majority of people are fertile within the first cycle after stopping the pill. However being on birth control pills causes a cascade of hormonal changes that can take many months to reverse. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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I gained around 30lbs in a couple of months due to birth control I was on...No longer on that form n can't seem to shed the weight...Help!

I gained around 30lbs in a couple of months due to birth control I was on...No longer on that form n can't seem to shed the weight...Help!

Not from birth contr: Birth control can make you gain a ound or so from water retention
excess weight is not from birth controlbut excess eating and lac of exercise
are you pregnant. ...Read more

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Been on birth control for almost a month. How long would it take my body to go back the way it was if I stopped? These symptoms are too much for me..

Been on birth control for almost a month. How long would it take my body to go back the way it was if I stopped? These symptoms are too much for me..

Not long: The immediate side effects will clear rapidly. Your regular period will normally return in about a month but sometimes that can take longer. You might want to discuss with your doctor trying a different pill before you give up on it entirely. Small changes sometimes make big differences. ...Read more

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Why do I have month long periods a month after receving my birth control shot?

Why do I have month long periods a month after receving my birth control shot?

Shedding lining: If you are taking Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) the constant Progesterone makes the lining of your uterus shed. Unfortunately, it does it a little at a time, making you have irregular bleeding that may be pretty long. If you feel dizzy or tired or the bleeding is heavy, see your doctor. If it is spotting, give it a week and then see your doctor. Irregular bleeding can happen for up to 3-6 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after taking a months worth of birth control?

How long does it take to get pregnant after taking a months worth of birth control?

Depends: You can get pregnant the 1st cycle off pills, but it takes 3 months for the depo-provera shot to get out of your system. ...Read more

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When birth control affects libido, is the change usually long-lasting or does it subside after a few months?

When birth control affects libido, is the change usually long-lasting or does it subside after a few months?

Usually improves: Although there is a notable decrease in libido which accompanies the use of oral contraceptive medications, this is usually a result of the medication itself, and will resolve within a few months after stopping the medication. If it persists, discuss with your OB/GYN for additional recommendations and guidance. ...Read more

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How long to expect brown discharge on continuous birth control I take same exact time every day its been 4 months?

How long to expect brown discharge on continuous birth control I take same exact time every day its been 4 months?

Brownish discharge: It is likely that you need a stronger dose of hormones in the bcp than the one that your are taking. Probably the estrogen component is too low. ...Read more

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I am not on birth control now but I start next month. I am getting on antibiotics. How long until it is out of my system for birth control to work?

I am not on birth control now but I start next month. I am getting on antibiotics. How long until it is out of my system for birth control to work?

Up to couple of days: If you finish your antibiotic treatment before you start taking birth control pills, will be no interference.
If you take antibiotics in the future, just count for not being protected until the following period and add other contraceptive methods. ...Read more

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Iwas on birth control for 2 years. Have been off for 2 months and have been trying to get pregnant, with no luck. How long should I realistically expect it to take to get pregnant?

Be patient: It may well take several months (4 is average). 85% of couples get pregnant within a year. Prior to pregnancy, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin with Folic Acid to lower the risks of certain kinds of birth defects. ...Read more

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I took birth control for more than 3 years and can't conceive it's been 3 months since I been off them why can't I conceive yet? I was on avian birth control and I been on them for more than 3 years is it stopping me from having kids if so how long? Pleas

I took birth control for more than 3 years and can't conceive it's been 3 months since I been off them why can't I conceive yet? I was on avian birth control and I been on them for more than 3 years is it stopping me from having kids if so how long? Pleas

Be patient: The cited average wait until a desired conception is 6 mo with a range from weeks to a year. If you go 2 years without success, an evaluation of both prospective parents is indicated. It takes two fertile adults to do this & he may be shooting blanks. ...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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I have been off birth control for four months and want to start again how long will it take before its safe to have sex.?

I have been off birth control for four months and want to start again how long will it take before its safe to have sex.?

Soon: Generally, if you start most hormone contraceptives on the first day of your period, you get excellent effectiveness. Full effect with all hormonal contraceptives can be relied on after 1 month. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm still feeling very nauseous a month and a half into my birth control pills. How long does it take to go away?

What do you advise if I'm still feeling very nauseous a month and a half into my birth control pills. How long does it take to go away?

Try taking at night: Try taking your pill everyday at night or before you go to bed. This way hopefully the nausea will wear off by the time you wake up. There are other birth control options that won't cause you to be nauseous if you continue to have this problem. ...Read more

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Have been taking new birth control lutera for a month and now have a lot of dark brown discharge. Is this normal and how long does it last?

Have been taking new birth control lutera for a month and now have a lot of dark brown discharge. Is this normal and how long does it last?

Side effect of the: Drug. This drug has so many side effects listed that perhaps you should get placed on a different one.

Check with your physician. ...Read more

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When switching to a new brand of birth control how long until I'm protected from pregnancy? Immediately or wait a month and use back up b/c.

When switching to a new brand of birth control how long until I'm protected from pregnancy? Immediately or wait a month and use back up b/c.

New pill: Typically if you switch directly to another birth control pill directly you don't have to worry about pregnancy. It is always safe though to avoid unprotected intercourse until the first period on the new pill. ...Read more

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Had a birth control chip removed in January I found my cycle is Longer now I have been on Period For a month and a Half why Would this happen?

Had a birth control chip removed in January I found my cycle is Longer now I have been on Period For a month and a Half why Would this happen?

Post BCP long cycles: Hello BettyU257, the BCP works by suppressing your own cycle and tricks the body into thinking you are pregnant and so do not need to ovulate. When you stop the hormones from the chip or depo shot or pill, it takes a while before your body makes enough FSH, and LSH to produced enough cyclical estrogen and progesterone to stabilise your cycle. Thanks ...Read more

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I came off of my birth control about 2 months ago, &ever since I have experienced very greasy hair. How long will this happen? Will it return to norm?

Doubt birth control: What you describe is quite interesting and I do not know the cause; but I think its extremely unlikely it's related to the birth control. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have had a lap and some endometriosis was left behind. I am now on birth control and after 1.5 months I am still in pain. How long before the pill improves endometriosis pain?

I have had a lap and some endometriosis was left behind. I am now on birth control and after 1.5 months I am still in pain. How long before the pill improves endometriosis pain?

Excision surgery: Continuous oral contraceptives will work better than having a monthly period. Pain should improve after the second or third pack. Alternatively, you could have extensive excision of endometriosis in which is possible to remove all visible disease. See a surgeon who does this type of surgery often and ask how his/her patients do. ...Read more

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I waited to long to take my first pack of birth control pills (aleese)...Can I start that pack next month, or will the be unsafe to use?

I waited to long to take my first pack of birth control pills (aleese)...Can I start that pack next month, or will the be unsafe to use?

May take: Normally you can wait and take them next
month as you were first instructed.
If you have other problems please see your
doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more