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How Does Birth Control Pills Help You Regulate You Period And How Long Should You Take Them If That's The Only Purpose Of Taking Them
How does birth control pills help you regulate you period? And how long should you take them if that's the only purpose of taking them?
Programmed cycle: Birth control pills use hormones to supress ovulation. Those same hormones effect the lining of the uterus so when you take the pills without hormones you have your period. It is overriding whatever cycle you normally have - regular or irregular. They do not fix the problem you have that is making you irregular. You can take them up to age 35 for smokers and into the 40's for non-smokers. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Variable: For most women, birth control pills regulate cycles within 3 months although this variable. ...Read more
I was prescribed birth control pills to regulate my period. Before I take them I wanted to know how that worked and how long you take them for?
How long does it take for the birth control pills to get out my system after stopping? I had my first heavy period is that a good sign?
48 hours: Yes, that is also the name of a movie, but the hormones of the contraceptive pill are gone by that time. ...Read more
If im taking birth control pills to regulate my period, how long before I start bleeding? I haven't had my period in 3 years. I am supposed to start taking them sunday but I need to know about when ill begin bleeding
If you had regular cycles prior to being on the pill, then it should resume normally immediately after ending the pill if you did not stop in the middle of the pill pack. If you did drop the pill somewhere in the pill pack, then it may take a cycle or two for you to return to your "normal" cycle.
If you cycle was irrgeular prior to the pill use, then it will still be irregular afterward. ...Read more
How long after intercourse should I wait to take a pregnancy test? I no longer have a period becsuse of continuous birth control pills
Yes: For at least a month, maybe two. ...Read more
If I don't know I'm pregnant and keep taking birth control pills, will I keep getting my period? If so, for how long?
No: If you are pregnant you will not keep getting periods on birth control pills. However, if you are concerned about being pregnant, you can do a pregnancy test to know for sure. Hope this helps. ...Read more
4 weeks: Birth control pills are out of your system about 7 days after you stop them. One would expect a period about 4 weeks after cessation. If you are sexually active and do not want to be pregnant consider restarting or starting a different birth control method ...Read more
If you mean: 30 days of bleeding when you say '30 day long period' you need to see a doctor to figure out why this is happening: pills may or may not help. ...Read more
Period length: A normal cycle can be from 21-28 days. Lasting 2-7days. ...Read more
Can your body become addicted to birth control pills since you take them to regulate your period?
No: Not in the true meaning of the term addiction. Addiction is more than physical dependence, but oral contraceptives do not cause any kind of dependence. However, use of hormones does result in compensatory changes in the woman's body (hypothalamus, pituitary gland and ovaries) which may take some time to get back to where they were before. This happens with hormone meds like cortisol or thyroid. ...Read more
How long until I have my period after stopping birth control pills? I want able to start the next box of pills.
Soon: A period will usually come a few days after stopping birth control pills due to hormonal withdrawal. Start the next pack on sunday after it starts. ...Read more
I am 16, I take birth control pills to help regulate my period, but I have had my period for 2 weeks now. How do I make it stop?
2 weeks 2 long: Obviously, a 2 week long period is too long to put up with especially while taking the oral contraceptive pill. If the bleeding isn't spotting but "full on" requiring several protection changes a day, you need to contact the prescriber (MD) of the pill and find out your answer. ...Read more
Can I start the birth control pills 1 week before my period? How long I need to wait til it works? (have been on pills for 2 years, atm is on break)
No wait for your per: Birth control pills come in a pack of usually 28 pills. The pack has to be started after you start with your periods and you take one pill daily at the same time.21 pills have active hormones to suppress the ovulation, and last 7 pills are inactive pills without any hormones. And you get your periods every 28 days and start the new pack on 29thday and the cycle gets repeated every month. ...Read more
What can I do if my period started early but I take birth control pills, so will it be a long period then?
Unpredictable: You will tend to see bleeding through the rest of this cycle. While it may continue into when you would normally see your period, it could stop earlier or it could stop and then resume. ...Read more
If you take active birth control pills when your period is in the middle of its cycle, will it cause prolonged bleeding? That happened to me.
Possibly: Was this the first time to start the pills? If so it may cause your cycle to be different. For prolonged bleeding I always think it is best to see your doctor- especially if it happens often ...Read more
How long should period bleeding last on the birth control pills? When I start my new pack will my period bleeding stop? It's longer than usual help
Follow the plan: Since OCPs have a distinct regulation mode to get your body to behave as it should. Some irregular bleeding may occur in the beginning of the OCP in the first few months. So keep the faith and follow the plan. If it doesn't work for you because of your irregularity or whatnot, you will know after 3-4 months. And if you have already waited that long, then visit your GYN or family physician. ...Read more
Still in period for over 2 months. My doctor suggested me to take birth control pills just to stop n regulate it but still in heavy periods. Help!
Return to doctor.: If you're taking your birth control pills every day as directed and still having heavy bleeding, you should return to your doctor for further evaluation. You may simply need to try a different birth control pill or you may need an ultrasound for further evaluation. Of course if you haven't done so already you should take a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more
Does drinking 3 cups of green tea daily for a prolonged period of time decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills? I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 2 years.
No: Drinking green tea 3 times a day does not change the effectiveness of birth control pills. Of course, no pills are 100% effective, so there is always a very small chance a woman could become pregnant while using birth control pills, regardless of whether she drinks tea or not. The healthier way to drink tea is without sugar or sweeteners. ...Read more
Any: No one pill is better than another based on your virginity. Sexual experience has nothing to do with how one pill works vs. Another. You can safely choose any - talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have pcos can I take birth control pills till menopause to regulate my periods but they do give me migraines and high BP? Is thereanyother option
Not good idea: As you know, cardiovascular problems are the major issue with birth control pills. It is not a good trade off to risk stroke or other cv problems for oc use. There are other methods of treating pcos. An endocrinologist is usually involved in the management of difficult pcos cases. ...Read more
Taking birth control pills for the first time. What is the best time to take it? Before, during or after my period?
After: Depends on the pill, but after is the most common time. ...Read more
See below: Yes, birth control pills can regular a period. ...Read more
I had spotting brown, so should it be considered as the first day of a period? Cuz I wanna start to take birth control pills
It has been 56 days since my last period. I have been taking birth control pills but I forget to take them sometimes. Could I be pregnant?
Yes: If you miss more than 2 birth control pills in a cycle, the cycle is useless and you must use alternate form of birth control, which it seems you did not. I would advise doing a pregnancy test asap. ...Read more
Is it a mith that if you have irregular period and you don't want to take birth control pills having sex will get you your period?
One per day: Birth control pills should be taken once per day. You take one pill every day for 28 days to complete the pack. Then the next day you start the next pack. You do not change this pattern if you are on your period. ...Read more
1-3 months: Usually that fist month you stop the meds. After 3 months you need to evaluate the situation. There may be other factors involved. ...Read more
Is there such thing as overdosing on birth control pills? Should women take a break from the pill after a time period?
My wife started using birth control pills a week ago. She stopped for 1 day and now her period is lasting longer than normal. Is this because of the p?
Possibly: Just keep going. Stay with the pack, periods may be irregular for up to 3 months when you just start a pill. If she skips a day, take two the next day. If you skip 2 days, still only take 2 pills on the day you remember and use a second form (condoms) for about 10 days. ...Read more
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Depends: The bigger question is what caused you to start it early and how early you started it. Pills may or may not stop it. It is also important to know whether your periods are usually regular or irregular and if you are sexually active as well as what you use for contraception and what other medicines you take or if you have any medical problems. Wish I could help more. ...Read more
I got birth control pills today but I am my period, should I wait until I am off to take the pills?
OK with menses: Birth control pills can be started while you are having your period. ...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
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