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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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How soon will my period come after I start taking birth control?

How soon will my period come after I start taking birth control?

End of pack: Your cycle should start at the end of your pill pack. Some women don't have a cycle on the pill but for most it starts on day 2 or 3 of the last pills. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before having sex after starting birth control pills?

How long do I have to wait before having sex after starting birth control pills?

Safe sex: If a condom is used, as it should be to protect against transmission of STIs /STDs then...now. If birth control pills were started the first day of your period, protection should be effective after a week. Remember to take the pill at the same time each day, or as close as possible to that time. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my period return after i stop breastfeeding and switched birth control?

How do I know when will my period return after i stop breastfeeding and switched birth control?

It varies: If you have not cycled while breastfeeding, i would recommend a pregnancy test before starting any birth control just to be sure! then it will probably start at the end of the first to third pack. I guess you are talking about birth control pills. ...Read more

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How long after birth will i get my period?

4-6 weeks : 4-6 weeks unless you are breast feeding then it may be delayed. ...Read more

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How long after starting birth control am i protected?

How long after starting birth control am i protected?

Birth Control: Usually two weeks in is a good place to get to before you stop using other protection. ...Read more

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How quickly should my period start after i stopped taking birth control?

Soon: Most people start bleeding after they have stopped taking the birth control, but it depends where you are in the pack when you stop it. If you stop taking the pill during the beginning of the pack, you may not start bleeding for a month. If you stop taking the pill toward the end of the pack, normally you will stop bleeding right away. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait till i start my birth control again after taking antibiotics?

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How long do I need to wait till i start my birth control again after taking antibiotics?

Start ASAP: Don't wait. Although antibiotics such as Amoxicillin was said to reduce the effectiveness of bcp, i don't believe the evidence is strong. Note that even if this were true, a reduced effectiveness is better than nothing at all. ...Read more

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When should my period start after i take my last active birth control pill?

2-3 days: Typically a period starts around the 2nd day of the inactive or placebo pills. One would "think" that it should start the first day of the inactive pills, but it's usually the 2nd or 3rd day into that row of pills. Good luck! ...Read more

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How soon should i get my period when i stop taking birth control pills? I stopped 2 months ago.

Polycystic ovaries: In general, a woman should have a menstrual period about a month after the last menstrual period she had while taking birth control pills. However, your record indicates that you have polycystic ovarian disease, which is often associated with irregular, infrequent menstrual periods; therefore when you will have your next period cannot be predicted. Check a preg test if you could be pregnant. ...Read more

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Around how long will I get a real period back after stopping birth control pills?

Around how long will I get a real period back after stopping birth control pills?

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

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How long after giving birth should I start my normal cycle again?

How long after giving birth should I start my normal cycle again?

Depends: After giving birth, the first period will typically come in 6-8 weeks if a woman is not breast feeding. If she is breastfeeding it varies. Some women get their period back when baby starts skipping feedings at night, and some women don't get their cycles until after no longer breast feeding. Either way first period typically is heavier than usual. ...Read more

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How long after stopping birth control, will I get pregnant? Or start to ovulate

Fairly quickly, but.: Ovulation should resume fairly quickly, but it's generally best to wait and have a couple of normal cycles off birth control before you start trying. This ensures a healthy lining for implantation. ...Read more

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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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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