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Going Off Birth Control Pill
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
Have read many women have trouble getting regular periods back after going off birth control pill-even for a year or more after off. Why is this so?
Don't believe...: Don't believe everything you read. The vast majority of women get back to their normal cycle within 3 months of discontinuation of the pill. There is an occasional women whose cycle does not resume as previous, and those women should seek consultation with OB/GYN, as there may be problem (like PCOS) unrelated to their use of the pill causing the problem. ...Read more
How long after you go off birth control pill should you have your period? How long should I wait before I go have it checked if it doesn't come?
One month: In general, women should menstruate about once per month. If you have been off the birth control pill for over a month and have not menstruated yet, you might consider visiting the doctor to see what's going on. You can also discuss with your doctor an alternate method of contraception if you are trying to avoid pregnancy. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more
I had a bad reaction going off birth control pills (weight gain, acne, mood swings). Is there a way to ease off them to make the transition easier?
Recurrent yeast: There are several possible explanations, but the one i would suggest trying first would be to have your sexual partner apply an antifungal cream to his penis twice a day while you take an oral antifungal (need rx) for one month or at least thru one menstrual period. If that does not solve the problem you will need a more detailed work-up. ...Read more
What causes menstrual cycles to become shorter and ovulation to occur sooner after going off the birth control pill? Is this common?
No : Pills only mask your natural cycle, they don't alter it at least long term. ...Read more
Is it possible to become pregnant immediately after going off birth control? (The pill, Necon). Been off the pill for 3 weeks and TTC. Thanks!
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