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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to switch from birth control patch to birth control pills will that effect your cycle and being able to concieve?
Yes: High dose progestins and or Estrogens can achieve that goal. ...Read more
Hello, i just wanted to know if it is safe to use an emergency contraceptive while using a birth control patch and whether it will affect my cycle?
No: If the patch is still in place and not time expired it should be sufficient for conception prevention. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pill: Immediately in some people. But it takes about 30 days for the pill to wear off. I would see a gyn doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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