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How does getting off the pill affect your ovulation? Right away?

How does getting off the pill affect your ovulation? Right away?

3 month delay common: Over half of all women ovulate right after stopping the pill. Roughly a third require up to 3 months to start ovulating and 10 percent require 6 months or more. Luteal phase defect, where ovulation occurs but pregnancy-supporting hormones are low, is common after stopping ocps. A good strategy is to wait 2-3 months after stopping the pills to try to conceive. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

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Started on the pill. How long into the sugar pills untill you get your period?

Started on the pill. How long into the sugar pills untill you get your period?

2to 3 days: There r many different types of pills and the amount of days of placebo pills vary with each different kind of pill. ...Read more

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Once your implanon birth control expires can you get pregnant right away? Or does it take it awhile to get out of your system?

Once your implanon birth control expires can you get pregnant right away? Or does it take it awhile to get out of your system?

Removed: When it expires, it has to be removed. Once it is out, the hormones are out of your system in a few days, so ovulation should resume fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long to become fertil after coming off of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)? What can help with bringing your fertility level back to normal?

Why does it take so long to become fertil after coming off of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)? What can help with bringing your fertility level back to normal?

Drop provera (medroxyprogesterone): Unfortunately, you just have to wait it out. After stopping depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) it takes an average of 4 to 10 months to get pregnant. It can take up to two years for your chances of getting pregnant to equal that of a woman who has not taken the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. ...Read more

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I just removed my implanon, how long does it take for the hormones to leave the body and have my period go back to normal?

I just removed my implanon, how long does it take for the hormones to leave the body and have my period go back to normal?

Totally variable: Could take weeks to months before your hypothalamus, pituitary & ovaries wake up from their hormonal haze and realize they are no longer being down-regulated by the Implanon. Very individualized from patient to patient. Remember, you will ovulate before you get your first true period. ...Read more

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Does day one start for birth control really protect you against pregnancy right away as it says on the package ?

Does day one start for birth control really protect you against pregnancy right away as it says on the package ?

?????: I always advise my patients to complete a full cycle of birth control pills before trusting them completely. It is far better to use a back up method (condoms) for the first month. AAnd please DO remember that irth control pills do not protect against STIs. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control to kick in an get your period on track?

How long does it take for birth control to kick in an get your period on track?

Depends : Birth-control pills are effective for contraception after about one week. Most people will experience cycle regularity almost immediately but for others it can take some time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the morning after pill to kick in? What can't you eat when your on the morning after pill?

How long does it take for the morning after pill to kick in? 

What can't you eat when your on the morning after pill?

Depends: Morning after pills - has to do with timing of when you had sex and your cycle. You can do a consult with me on healthtap prime Thank you ...Read more

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When is my ovulation date if i start my period every month on the 25. What are my best chances of getting pregnant? How long does the egg lives?

When is my ovulation date if i start my period every month on the 25. What are my best chances of getting pregnant? How long does the egg lives?

Day 12-16: Ovulation varies, but usually occurs 12-14 days before your menses. If cycles are 30 days, that means day 14-18 is most likely. If cycles are 27-28 days, day 12-14 is the most likely day of ovulation. Pregnancy is possible with intercourse at any time of the cycle, but is most likely day 11-16 of a 28 day cycle. ...Read more

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How long does it take after stopping oral contraceptives for my natural cycle to swing back to its rhythm? Feeling so out of tune with my body lately.

How long does it take after stopping oral contraceptives for my natural cycle to swing back to its rhythm? Feeling so out of tune with my body lately.

30 to 90 days: Menses resumes within 30 days in many women after stopping the pill. However, by 90 days menses and fertility should resume in most women who had a regular cycle prior to the pill. If no menses after 90 days then an amenorrhea evaluation should be done. ...Read more

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When after going off the pill does it take for your cycle to go back to normal?

Depends: The periods should revert back to their usual pattern right after stopping the pills. If a patient had irregular menses before taking the pill, they are likely to go back to irregular. If they were very regular, every 28 days, then they should go back to that pattern. ...Read more

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How long does the morning after pill have an affect on your system and libido?

How long does the morning after pill have an affect on your system and libido?

Very briefly : Since the morning after pill is taken in one day it should have very minimal to no impact on one's libido. It may cause some temporary irregular bleeding though. I would look for other causes. ...Read more

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How much time will it take for my breasts to go back to normal size after getting off birth control pills?

How much time will it take for my breasts to go back to normal size after getting off birth control pills?

Varies 1-2 months.: Those that do decrease in size, often vary. Could be a month or more and depending on the length and type of BCP. ...Read more