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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many period cycles are affected by taking birth control pills?I took during my last cycle & got my period,however this cycle is delayed by 8days.
Confused : Your question is confusing. Are you still on the pill? ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm new to birth control but when coming off of period, how many active Pill does it take till I am protected again?
Started birth control two weeks in to cycle. Will I skip next period? Are pills effective two weeks in?
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
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
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
Can your period not start at all if you take birth control during the symptoms of a cycle but you havent bled yet?
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