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Irregular Period After 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
Right away, if.....: They were regular before you took the pill. ...Read more
1-3 months: Some may take longer.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Does Metoprolol affect birth control or cause irregular periods? Have had a longer stopping/restarting period this cycle. Im on Sprintec birth control
About 3 days: withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your birth control pill. restarting birth control pills after you have started bleeding can shorten your period but will not stop it instantly because the process has already started I would expect about three days. ...Read more
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
Restart: Restart you pills with a new pack, the bleeding should resolve within a couple days. ...Read more
Stopping continuous birth control pills for period.. Brown discharge and spotting on week off? Normal?
Yes: What causes a menses (period) is the withdraw of progesterone which comes from ovulation. A birth control pills has progesterone in it. Therefore if you took a high enough dose of birth control after ovulation it will prevent your period from occurring. As soon as you stop the birth control you will have withdraw of the progesterone and will get your menses. This does not prevent pregnancy! ...Read more
Probably not.: Do a home urine pregnancy test. If negative then most likely you may have forgotten to take your birth control pill at the same time you usually do and this signals for you to shed your uterine lining (looks and feels like a period). If you are taking the pill at the same exact time every day and have not missed one pill then your body is overpowering the pill ; aka breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more
If I stopped birth control is it normal to go back to having an irregular period? Or can I be pregnant?
On birth control for irregular periods, started pack last week on Sunday when should I expect my next period?
Had irregular periods for years until birth control in jan.Every period I have these red squishy clumps of tissue that r the size of quaters, normal?
I took birth control pills to regulate my irregular period I've been on them for 2 1/2yr, if I stop them will i go back to having an irregular period?
Cycle: Most people resume whatever their "normal" was before being on pills. ...Read more
Absent/irregular period before medications. Started period and hasn't stopped for 3 weeks. Advised to stop birth control. Will it stop on it's own?
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
Will I gain weight if I go on birth control for my irregular period? And how long would I have to be on it to jump start my period?
If i started my birth control on the 13th to help with my irregular periods when should I exspect my period and i just had one july 2nd?
28 days later: Usually, when you start take birth control pills on a monthly schedule, then you should expect your period 28 days after you started your first pill. Unfortunately, breakthrough bleeding on the hormone pills are not that uncommon and can be confusing but i described the ideal variant for you. ...Read more
How do I know if I am pregnant. I believe i may be, but i take birth control abd had an irregular period last month . Also, my stomache feels clebched?
I've always had an irregular period, birth control helped but I've stopped using it. I haven't had my period for 5 months now & worry about fertility?
Other workup?: I assume you have discussed this at some point with your doctor if you were on birth control pills, but did they do any other workup- blood work, ultrasound? Not having regular periods definitely affects fertility so if you are thinking of getting pregnant, I would see your doctor for further workup to see if your periods can be regulated to make you more fertile. ...Read more
Birth control for 3 weeks then had sex , I have irregular period , its been 25 days since then, took 2 pregn tests that came neg.Could i still bepregn?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more
My gf has irregular periods and she does not have a period at all unless she is on birth control is that bad?
Good question: Thanks for being concerned about your girlfriend. Her irregular periods off of birth control likely means she is not ovulating for some reason. There are lots of reasons for anovulation or irregular ovulation in the late teens, and she hopefully has discussed this with her ob/gyn. Using birth control is one way to try and get hormones/ovulation back on track. It's not bad that she's not ovulating. ...Read more
Ive been taking birth control for about a month now. Ive always had an irregular period, but since starting the pill my period has been constant.
How can I regulate my irregular periods without birth control? I'm currently using BC to regulate my period but I'm gaining too much weight.
I have not had my period for almost 2 months. I know I am not pregnat and I have always had irregular periods, but will birth control help regulate?
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