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How safe is it to be using birth control that will stop your period?

How safe is it to be using  birth control that will stop your period?

Generally safe: There is nothing inherently wrong with not having a monthly period due to certain forms of birth control. If you feel reassured by your menses and would like to continue menstruating each month, be sure to discuss this with your doctor so they can prescribe a type of birth control that will not stop your periods. ...Read more

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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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How long is it safe to be on the birth control pills?

How long is it safe to be on the birth control pills?

Until menopause: If you are otherwise healthy, without high blood pressure, not a smoker, without other medical problems, it is safe to continue on birth control pills until menopause. It is not necessary to stop to "take a break"--in fact, that can lead to an unintended pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your hormones to regulate after stopping birth control?

How long is it supposed to it take for your hormones to regulate after stopping birth control?

Few weeks at most: Your ovaries begin to function again within a week or two after stopping birth control pills. They should be functioning normally within a few weeks at most. If you don't begin having regular periods after a month or two, it may mean you are not ovulating on your own. That would be a reason to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for birth control to stop your periods?

Yes: Birth control pills, shots or rings can change your menstrual cycle. Most methods will make your menses lighter and shorter. Some are designed to eliminate bleeding altogether. Ask your doctor about what to expect with the particular type you are using now. Most likely, if you are taking it as directed, there is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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How safe is it to let your partner ejaculate inside of you while you are on combination birth control pills and never missing a dose?

How safe is it to let your partner ejaculate inside of you while you are on combination birth control pills and never missing a dose?

Safe ?: If you are concerned about pregnancy, the pill has a failure rate of about 5%/yr.Most failures are likely do to missing doses or irregular dose timing.Whether or not he finishes inside you is not important,since the penis leaks sperm constantly during sex.An IUD has better numbers (1%) but is uncomfortable to insert and expensive. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop your period with birth control (Cryselle) the day it begins?

Not really: Once the body starts menses, birth control pills are unlikely to be able to stabilize the uterine lining sufficiently to be able to stop the period. ...Read more

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Is 12 years too young to take birth control if you are only using it to shorten your period?

Is 12 years too young to take birth control if you are only using it to shorten your period?

No.: Birth control pills should be taken after consulting with your pediatric gynecologist at this young age to assure that they do not impact your body growth. If you have entered puberty for at least 2 years, you may consider them with parental consent and physician's approval. ...Read more

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Will it be more difficult to get pregnant when I stop taking the birth control pill?

Will it be more difficult to get pregnant when I stop taking the birth control pill?

No: Actually, it should probably be easier as combined oral contraception increases sex hormone binding globulin. This protein soaks up hormones that can interfere with ovulation. I will often have my patients on coc for 60 days prior to using ovulation induction agents, in order to increase shbg. On the other hand, the older you get, the harder to get pregnant, so it depends your age when ttc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to change the time when you have to take your birth control pills?

Is it possible to change the time when you have to take your birth control pills?

Not recommended: Yes, but your risk forgetting to take your pills if you take it at different times everyday. If you switch for good and are consistent with taking the pills everyday at the different time you're probably ok. It is recommended to switch times once you start your period/ at the beginning of your next cycle. Talk to your OB about this before doing it. ...Read more

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Want to go off birth control not because i'm planning a baby, is it safe to just stop?

Yes, but . . . : You could stop them anytime, but is best to stop pills at the end of a cycle. In other words, finish whatever pack you are on and just don't start a new pack. Usually you'll have some sort of a period start within a few days of stopping. Stopping at the end of a pack will avoid any change in your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the birth control pill if you have depression?

Is it safe to take the birth control pill if you have depression?

Usually you can: However, you to need to ensure that your doctor(s) are aware of your depression. Sometimes birth control pills can worsen depression. So monitor for this. That way if you were to take an oral contraceptive that caused mood changes, a different one could be tried. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes women to spot while on birth control pills? Is it that the body is "trying" to have a period? can anything be done to reduce or prevent it

What causes women to spot while on birth control pills? Is it that the body is "trying" to have a period? can anything be done to reduce or prevent it

Spotting on bcp's: "Spotting" is caused by a decrease in estrogen , and irregular times of taking the low dose pills now being used will result in spotting. To prevent this, a definite time in the evening of taking the pill will prevent this, but in some cases, the pill dose will need a small increase. If this occurs, changing the pill may prevent "spotting". ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to not get your period while on the birth control shot?

Would it be healthy to not get your period while on the birth control shot?

Normal: One of the ways the birth control pill works is by decreasing the amount of lining the uterus has. Therefore, sometimes women will have no menses at the anticipated time. This is most likely normal. ...Read more

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If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

If on birth control, is there any way to stop your period once it has started?

Maybe: Without knowing what brand of pills you are on, I can't be precise. However, its sometimes possible to shorten the duration of your period by taking fewer of the placebo pills. For example if your pill package consists of 21 active pills and 7 placebos, you can shorten your period by starting a new pill pack after taking 3 of the placebo pills instead of 7. www.healthtap.com/drcharleswhiting ...Read more

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