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How many cycles until birth control lightens my period?

How many cycles until birth control lightens my period?

2-3 Months: It takes a few cycles for thel pill to have its full effect. Every pill has different ratios and types of Estrogens and progestins. Also the number and dose of the pills can vary. If you are a faithful pill taker, you should know by the end of your second or third pack. If you're not 100% satisfied, contact your dr to see if a different pill would help. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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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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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I'm having really weird period cycles, they was normal before and then after stopping birth control its been like 28, 14, 27 which is worrying to me.

I'm having really weird period cycles, they was normal before and then after stopping birth control its been like 28, 14, 27 which is worrying to me.

Don't worry: Sometimes it takes a woman's body a little time to adjust to changes in hormone levels that occur when she stops taking birth control pills. If you have only had 3 periods since you stopped taking the pills and only one was irregular (14 days after the last period), the other two were appropriately 27 and 28 days after the last period. See how your periods are over the next 3 months. ...Read more

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I'm new to birth control but when coming off of period, how many active Pill does it take till I am protected again?

I'm new to birth control but when coming off of period, how many active  Pill does it take till I am protected again?

Birth Control: If you have been taking you pills for a month and now starting a new pack you are protected. Having your period is normal.. You should be taking a pill everyday not missing any, depending on the type of pill generally 21 active and 7 placebo. ...Read more

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Started birth control two weeks in to cycle. Will I skip next period? Are pills effective two weeks in?

Started birth control two weeks in to cycle. Will I skip next period? Are pills effective two weeks in?

Efficacy: Birth control pills only become effective after you have completed 1 complete pack of pills. Please do not be careless. Use condoms and foam during the first month of BC pills. ...Read more

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What are ways that you can shorten and lighten your period without birth control?

What are ways that you can shorten and lighten your period without birth control?

Doctor can evaluate: An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate to see if a woman's periods are too heavy, too long, or otherwise abnormal. If the periods are average, just like other women's, but the patient wants to make them shorter and lighter, there may not be a way to do that unless without hormones such as those in birth control pills. ...Read more

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My girlfriend still hasnt gotten her period yet and she was supposed to get it yesterday. But shes been on birth control. Can that affect her cycle?

My girlfriend still hasnt gotten her period yet and she was supposed to get it yesterday. But shes been on birth control. Can that affect her cycle?

Might..: Yes, her birth control may affect her period, but also we need to know if she has been consistent taking it around the same time every day. If she is in doubt of being pregnant the best recommendation right now is to get a home based pregnancy test and follow up with her doctor as necessary. ...Read more

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Had a birth control chip removed in January i found my cycle is Longer now i have been on Period For a month and a Half why Would this happen?

 Had a birth control chip removed in  January i found my cycle is Longer now  i have been on Period For a month  and  a Half why Would this happen?

Post BCP long cycles: Hello BettyU257, the BCP works by suppressing your own cycle and tricks the body into thinking you are pregnant and so do not need to ovulate. When you stop the hormones from the chip or depo shot or pill, it takes a while before your body makes enough FSH, and LSH to produced enough cyclical estrogen and progesterone to stabilise your cycle. thanks ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more