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How long until birth control lightens my period?

How long until birth control lightens my period?

2-3 months or sooner: It generally takes about 2-3 months for your body to get used to a hormonal contraceptive. During this time, it is not uncommon to feel bloated, have irregular bleeding, experience increased acne, etc...But these symptoms subside and are much better within 2-3 months. ...Read more

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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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Period lasting so long on birth control?

Period lasting so long on birth control?

Change: You can try stopping the pill until you restat a normal period you may just need a different pill. ...Read more

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Long period on birth control?Is this normal ?

Long period on birth control?Is this normal ?

If periods are : Lasting longer than 7 days then please let your gynecologist know. ...Read more

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Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Maybe: Are you asking about birth control pills? Or other methods? It depends on the method, but if you've just started on birth control pills, it's not unusual to have irregular unpredictable bleeding in the first 1-3 months, even if you take your pills perfectly. If you miss pills, irregular bleeding is more common. ...Read more

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How long do you have your period when you're trying to stop birth control?

How long do you have your period when you're trying to stop birth control?

The pill?: After stopping the pill, generally you will have a period a few days after the hormone pills are done and it should last the same time that other periods on the pill lasted. Usually, the next period off the pill will begin 3 -4 weeks later if your periods are regular off the pill. ...Read more

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Can you take birth control while on your period? Will it last longer or shorter

Can you take birth control while on your period?  Will it last longer or shorter

Likely shorter: When first starting the birth control pill (bcp), you can start the pill as soon as you start your period and lilely have a shorter period. Most bcp's have 7 inactive pills to allow for a period - some of the newer bcp's have only 4 inactive pills. If you start your new pack of pills after only 3 or 4 days of the inactive pills in your pack, your periods will be shorter. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period after not using birth control?

Depends: If your periods were regular prior to using birth control pills, it is likely you will start again within a few weeks after stopping. However if you do not ovulate regularly on your own it may take much longer to have a normal period after stopping pills. ...Read more

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Do you have to have/get a period? Can you take birth control for a long period of time?

Do you have to have/get a period? Can you take birth control for a long period of time?

Yes: It is best to have a period at least 3-4 times a year. That is important for renewing the lining of your uterus and always is related to having good bone density. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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