Top
20
Doctor insights on: Going Off Birth Control Pill

Share
1

1
I have breakthrough bleeding on birth control pill tri sprintec?

I have breakthrough bleeding on birth control pill tri sprintec?

Possible effect: Breakthru bleeing may occur in low dose BCP, not so much in the full dose BCP. Happens at times in normal too. If rrecurs, gynecologist and check for polyps in endometrium. May have ultrasound of pelvis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,394 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
Do you ovulate while on birth control pills?

Do you ovulate while on birth control pills?

You can.: Birth control pills (bcp's) are intended to suppress the ovaries and prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. However, nothing is 100%. Failure rates for pregnancy with bcp's can be 1% to 5% depending on the particular pill and on the patient compliance. Skipping pills is the usual cause for failure, but ovulation (and pregnancy) can occur even when the pill is taken properly. ...Read more

4

4
Can birth control pills stop my period?

Can  birth control pills stop my period?

Sure.: If you take them without the placebo/iron pills each cycle x3, you can only have your period every 3 moths safely. Talk to your gynecologist before trying this, as it may not be the best idea for you. ...Read more

6

6
Cramping from switching from junel birth control pills to apri?

Cramping from switching from junel birth control pills to apri?

Can be normal: When changing birth control pills the difference in the amount or type of hormones can cause a change in the periods. Bleeding heavier or lighter, cramping better or worse. Make sure you're taking pills on time. If this doesn't improve you could switch back. ...Read more

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
Depression after coming off birth control?

Depression after coming off birth control?

It can happen: Oral contraceptives can produce a wide variety of effects, and so can coming off of them. If concerned about depression, please talk with your physician. You need to be assessed and offered personalized suggestions to help you. You can see a psychologist or other therapist also, as therapy can have very good effect in depression. So can exercise, healthy eating, etc. Psychiatrists help too! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What to expect when switching birth control pills?

What to expect when switching birth control pills?

That depends on what: You are switching to or from. Sorry, can't provide generic info. ...Read more

13

13
How soon after restarting active microgestin birth control pills will withdrawal bleeding end?

How soon after restarting active microgestin birth control pills will withdrawal bleeding end?

About 3 days: withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your birth control pill. restarting birth control pills after you have started bleeding can shorten your period but will not stop it instantly because the process has already started I would expect about three days. ...Read more

14

14
How do you effectively skip a period using trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills?

How do you effectively skip a period using trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills?

Following directions: Medication should be taken exactly as directed by the prescribing provider. Some will prescribe birth control continuously advising the patient to skip the last week of placebo pills and having them immediately begin taking the next pack. ...Read more

15

15
Backpain after stopping birth control pill?

Backpain after stopping birth control pill?

Withdrawal: Like any drug that affects the brain (yes, bc pills work by inhibiting the normal brain controls of the period cycle) you are probably getting withdrawal symptoms. If I am correct, the pain will disappear although the time frame is unpredictable. ...Read more

16

16
Will birth ccontrol pills normalize my period?

Will birth ccontrol pills normalize my period?

Irregular cycles: Birth control pills will give you short cycles and provide contraception. The cycles can be every month or every three months. ...Read more

17

17
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

18

18
Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.

No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,508 doctors shared insights

Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more