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How Long Will I Bleed If I Stop Taking My Bcp
Depends: Every patient is different in terms of how their body will respond to stopping their bcps. It also depends on the dose you were on and how long you were on them. Since you have only been on it for a month, and plan to stop after completing the the whole pack, your menstrual cycle should return to what it was like prior to bcps quickly. ...Read more
I had prolonged menses for 16 days now and yesterday my ob prescribed me BCP to stop the bleeding. How long till it takes effect and stop my bleeding?
Bleeding: It depends on how he prescribed it to you. Since I don't know the answer to that the best thing to do is to continue the medicine as he gave it to you and call him when he is back in the office and ask him specifically when and what to do if it doesn't work when he says. ...Read more
Several days: Birth control pills are sometimes used to stop a prolonged period. They work to stop the period most of the time, and should do so in 3-5 days. Some women will continue to spot despite being on the pill, and some women will need to take several pills a day for 3-5 days to get the heavy bleeding to stop. Good luck. ...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
26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?
What are goals?: The answer depends on your long term goals. If you do not want more children then an endometrial ablation is a good option. Assuming you do want more children then other options can be considered. Testing for PCOS and hypothyroidism could be done. Since you are missing periods followed by heavy bleeding PCOS seems likely. A sonohystogram should be done to see if a polyp or submucosal fibroid is present. If present then these can be surgically removed as an outpatient. If pregnancy is desired later on but not now a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD could be a great option. This often stops bleeding. If you are satisfied with the pill you could just continue ...Read more
Imat day32in my cycle idont know how long it is since ijust stopped bcp last month, had light bleeding for10minutes then nothing could itbe imp bleedi?
Give it a month: It is hard to say where you are in cycle because of stopping ocp. Give it a month to get back in you natural rhythm. If you have had sexual relations then check hpt. ...Read more
I took an active BCP two days into my 4 day placebo break, on Thursday, to stop the bleeding, but it didn't and it's still going. Why am I still bleeding? I'm on my 4th active pill of the new pack
Too fast for body: Often, taking only one active pill in the middle of the placebo we will not be enough to stop the bleeding. Remember that your body has a intrinsic cycle, and the pills essentially bend your body's will. One pill may not have been enough to stop the bleeding, this is not unexpected. ...Read more
Cyst bleeding: Pain is most common symptom of an ovarian cyst, which are common after age 40. Bleeding, however, may have more serious causes, such as endometrial hyperplasia. Bcp's can sometimes correct this, but you should see your healthcare provider for advice. Ultrasound or a biopsy of the lining of your womb should be considered to determine the cause of the bleeding. ...Read more
Constant vaginal bleeding. Tried every type of bcp to stop it. Dr put me on depo, still hasn't stopped. What can stop vaginal bleeding?
I stop my last bcp in july n period on 21 aug. Bleeding again on 4 sept. My cycle is 28. What could be the bleeding? When my is my period again?
Is 3 mos long enough trial? Mirena (levonorgestrel) placed 10/17/, ceased BCP (cause hvy bleed) on 10/26/. Lt Bleed since 10/28/ hvy bleed & headache today. 19 days!
Yes: If I understand you correctly you have had bleeding since the 28th of october? If so, I would see your gyn and have hemoglobin level checked. ...Read more
Return to normal: We can not predict how long people’s periods will be. Once you are off the pill you will return to your natural hormonal state. Your periods will return to your usual pattern they were before the pill. ...Read more
I want to bump my period closer by a couple of days, can I do this with bcp? If so, could doing this make me bleed longer? If not, how do I do it?
Yes: Can be done safely. Talk to your pmd for best result. ...Read more
I took my bcp 6 hours late tuesday and for 2 days I have bleeding and cramping like a period. How long will the bleeding last and why is it happeneing?
Stopped depo, started mirena, (levonorgestrel) fell out after 3wks. Now on viorele to stop bleeding. Bleeding after 3days on pill. When will the bcp stop the bleeding?
Please ask your gyn: Assuming I know nothing else is causing it in my pateints I have had them do that sometimes, for a certain period of time and usually it works, but u need to ask the doc who put u on that pill as that doc may want to do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
I missed five birth control pills and started bleeding, can I stop the bleeding by taking the missed pills now, or is there any other way to stop it?
Restart pill cycle: Hi. Restart the pill cycle when it's convenient for you to. If you start a new BCP cycle now during the period, you're protected from pregnancy. If you don't, and postpone going back on BCPs, you should use another means of birth control until a couple of weeks after starting back on BCPs. Using combination birth control pills, a period is expected if you miss 5 days of them. ...Read more
From last two months bleeding only spotting on first day and second day later stops I was taking birth control pills from one year but the problem?
Your question did not come through in its entirety. You may wish to restate.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
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I took five birth control pills in one day and since then I haven't stop bleeding. I have continued taking the birth control pill as directed ever since. My question is should I stop taking the pills so the bleeding can stop? What should I do?
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I still have breakthrough bleeding for a few days right before placebo week on pack 5 of sprintec. Should I wait longer before switching bcps?
Probably NOT: It adding more hormones on top of hormones go to your GYN Dr for appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Can I double up on my Yasminelle birth control to stop a 10 day non-stop Breakthrough bleeding? I have been on BcP's for only a month by the way.
I would stay: With the daily pills and allow your body to acclimate to the new hormones you are ingesting. Taking double doses haphazardly usually will not staunch the bleeding immediately, especially if you take twice the dose of a blank or placebo pill. Stick with the schedule to let the body slowly adheres. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
If Depo stops ovulation how is it possible I have a period? Does bleeding=high risk preg n shot is not working? Got 1st shot 3 weeks ago middle of BCP
Bleeding can happen: While most women will have no bleeding or maybe some irregular spotting, some women will have have heavier bleeding that may resemble a period. This happens more commonly when first starting out. If you are having period- like bleeding and it bothers you, you could go back to the pill. As far as getting pregnant, your chances are atill very low even with the bleeding. ...Read more
Should, or does?: It should only last for a month or so - but if it lasts longer, it may be difficult to stop. Some people will have to discontinue certain birth control pills due to irregular or unpredictable bleeding. A sonogram is helpful to look for other structural causes of abnormal bleeding, but progestin only pills do not do as good a job at regulating cycles as do estrogen/progestin birth control pills. ...Read more
Not usual: Heavy bleeding is not typical upon starting the pill. While it is common to have some irregular or break through bleeding or is not typically heavy. Check again with your doctor to assess the uterus for any abnormalities with an ultrasound and your blood tests for clotting problems. ...Read more
Can you have a period right after breakthrough bleeding? And is it bad to stop taking your birth control pills all together on your second activ week
Yes/yes: It would be common to have a period after breakthrough bleeding and if this happens often a change in birth control pills might be indicated to get something stronger. If you don't take them during your second active week you are likely to get pregnant. However, it you are trying to get pregnant it is best to stop them during your period. ...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
How long is it okay to spot bleed after a missed birth control pill? I missed my birth control pill for 3 days in a row, I have went back to taking it everyday at the same time but I am still bleeding vaginally and have been for 5 days.
You: You may bleed or spot for the rest of the pack. Once you miss three pills, you start to bleed from withdrawing the hormone, and starting the pills again will not reverse this effect. Continue to take the pills everyday and also use a back up method of contraception. Hopefully after your period this cycle, you will stop spotting, given you take the pills as directed. Have you considered the nuvaring? It is a great alternative for women who often forget to take their pills. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more
Started BCP mid cycle, skipped the break and now bleeding for 6 days. Not spotting but a light period getting heavier. Not pregnant. Will it stop?
Yes: Starting mid-cycle and skipping placebos threw your cycle off keep taking them right and it will straighten out. Break thru bleeding is not uncommon on the first package even if you take them perfectly ...Read more
Can you have intercourse if you have a fibroid? Taking birth control pills to stop the bleeding and I really would like to resume my sex life!!
Been bleeding for weeks now to the point im constantly tired and depressed. IHave pcos. Anything my doc can prescribe to stop bleeding. Other than BCP?
Yes: The oral contraceptive pill actually serves two functions, stopping the bleeding and decreasing ovarian cyst formation. However, if the pill is not your "cup of tea", then progesterone can be used on a short term basis to arrest the bleeding. Keep in mind, that if progesterone is given. There will be withdrawal bleeding when it is stopped. ...Read more
Last BCP pack I stopped placebos early to stop bleeding but didn't work. This pack I missed a pill at end of wk1, had unprotected sex same day. Today I got a little red/pink blood. Period in 1wk preg?
Possible: The placebos in your pill package don't bring on a period. Your period starts because of the drop of hormone levels so it's not surprising that your period didn't stop. The worrisome thing is the missed pill. All of the pills are important but those in the first week are the most important. You are probably not pregnant but it is possible. Try setting an alarm in your phone to help you remember ...Read more
I have had my period for 3 straight months. What do I do? I started taking Depo-Provera in january and ever since I've had my period every single day. Then my school nurse gave me the birth control pills to stop the bleeding and im on my second trimester
That: That is abnormal to have that much bleeding especially when you are on those medications. As you have had your period for three straight months, please see a family practice or gynecology doctor to have an evaluation. You may need to get your blood level checked. They may need to adjust your medication. If you have pain, light-headedness, or fainting, then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
This depends on if you on your period or not.
If not on your period
it might take a day or so. ...Read more
I have started a new type of birth control pills 3 months ago. This month I have started late and I am still bleeding. How can I stop the bleeding fro?
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Several months: It is common to have break through bleeding in the first several months of a new birth control pill. When bleeding starts it can last several days to several weeks. If it is still occurring after 3 cycles it may be time to talk to your doctor about other pill formulations. ...Read more
Is it normal to have breakthrough bleeding 3 months after being on birth control pills? I stop them and start them for 3 days to stop it.
Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more
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