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Are menstrual cycles regular after discontinuing birth control pill?

Are menstrual cycles regular after discontinuing birth control pill?

Maybe: If your menstrual cycles were "regular" before the use of the pill, yes. If they were :not regular", no. Difficulties with ovulation were often reasons to start the pill by md's "to regulate the cycles" however it did not "cure" the problem as it re-occured after pill cessation. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Menstrual cycle change after marriage?

Menstrual cycle change after marriage?

Marraige or age?: Could be due to stress and recent changes, or could be early peri menopausal changes. ...Read more

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Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

May not work: If you start the pill after you've ovulated (mid-cycle) you may not be able to delay the period.However, many drs recommend a quick-start(any day--as long as back up is used for 7 d, and unprotected sex hadn't occurred earlier in the cycle) as a good way to start birth control.30-40% of women have irregular bleeding in the first cycle, even when starting the pill on the first d. So no guarantees. ...Read more

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Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Yes: The period could return in 2-6 weeks or longer. If you are breast feeding the time might even be longer. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Congratulations!: You will need less stock in kimberly clark sanitary products as this is normal for some patients and longer day menstrual patients are envious of you. ...Read more

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Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

Irreg period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Missed menstrual periods after delivering a baby. Isvthis normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Could birth control help irregular periods?

Could birth control help irregular periods?

Yes: Hormonal contraceptives could be used to treat irregular periods but that should be done after carful evaluation by a gyn provider and close monitoring is required while on such medications. Depending on age and other factors, irregular periods could be part of a normal pre-menopausal period. ...Read more

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Trying to conceieve after implanon. Regular periods before implanon, irregular during implanon to regua, removed month ago. No ovulation?

Trying to conceieve after implanon. Regular periods before implanon, irregular during implanon to regua, removed month ago. No ovulation?

A little early: If you removed Implanon one month ago then it is a little early to be worried about ovulation. If you dont want to be pregnant start another method. If you want to be pregnant then give it 11-12 months before getting concerned at age 21. ...Read more

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Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Irregular bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle changes with birth control?

Menstrual cycle changes with birth control?

Absolutely: Hello Lori, When ladies complain of heavy vaginal bleeding, anemia, passing clots, irregular periods and pain with periods, we very often prescribe birth control. The pill was first used for contraception then we noted the cycle-control side effects. Now we also use Depo-Provera, Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Nexplanon etc. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control pills increase menstrual cycle length?

U mean period length: It should make your periods shorter, and it should not affect the overall length if you take the placebo pills, you can skip the placebo pills under the supervision of your doc if you do not want to get a period which is a perfectly acceptable thing to do if u do not want the period. ...Read more

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A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

Likely: But if any chance you are pregnant, best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if negative repeat in 7-10 days. If positive, need Gyn eval. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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Light period, then mid cycle spotting. Usually very regular cycles.

Light period, then mid cycle spotting. Usually very  regular cycles.

Hormonal changes: or fluctuations of female hormones, stress, tension, anxiety, nutritional factors,and possible thyroid issues can also be causes. Consiltyour GYN. ...Read more

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Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Many poss causes: Se the GYN as this should be evaluated to determine the cause, so tx can be started to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more