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Irregular Periods Starting 1 Year After Going Off Birth Control
Hi there, I am a 26 yo female. For the past year I have been experiencing irregular periods. My cycle is normally 5 weeks, but since october last year will experience 2-3 month gaps. I am not having sex nor am I on birth control. I have been in a highly
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
My 15 year old daughter wants zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone) birth control for her irregular periods, would this be a okay birth control? Alternatives are not an option.
Zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone): Zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone) would be okay for for your daughter to take although I can't understand why this is the only option. ...Read more
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
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?
Is there a birth control pill or IUD that can permanently fix irregular periods without having to take it indefinitely? Doing a one-time regimen?
I have very irregular periods but have been on birth control for 3 years and have had my period for 5 years. Can also last 7+ days. Hormone problems?
Yes.: Missed or "anovulatory" periods occur when the ovary fails to release an egg either to resistance from the ovary or from inadequate stimulation. The body usually rebounds with a normal period next time. Your doctor can discuss hormonal options. ...Read more
Femulen take birth control pills for two years I had irregular periods, this month did not show up at all, I did two pregnancy tests and they were neg?
Probably normal: Minimal or no periods on birth control pills is one of the beneficial side effects. If it bothers you (it does for some women) then a different formulation pill should give you regular periods. ...Read more
I'm 25 years old, never been pregnant. I've always had irregular periods until 18 when I started using birth control pills until I was 23. Never used any again, remained irregular but I have been regular 7 months until now. My period ended a week and a day
? your question?: You made an interesting statement but asked no recognizable question. ...Read more
If I stop taking birth control and I have irregular periods on the pill how will I know when I become pregnant? I am almost 22 years old I have been taking (aviane) birth control pills since my son was born (in april 2009) and I am now ttc again I have al
Many causes: Irregular periods when you're not taking the pill have different causes than irregular bleeding when you're taking the pill. If you are trying to get pregnant and are having irregular periods, see your doctor. If you having irregular bleeding on the pill, there can be different causes, but the most common one is missing pills. See your doctor either way. ...Read more
Is it normal to have red/brown discharge/spotting between irregular periods after ending 5 years birth control use?
Are irregular periods, without any gyne issues like pcos, bad for one's physical health? Is there a health benefit to taking birth control for them?
Most likely: Irregular cycles means the cycles are either shorter than or longer than normal 27-29days. Especially longer than this interval indicates a real underlying problem. While you may not meet strict criteria for pcod, you may suffer from the a milder form of the same abnormal physiology. These problems can have health problems. Bcp's normalizes cycles and has benefit fails to fix underlying problem. ...Read more
What can cause irregular periods. I have 1 every 2-3 months. I'm not on birth control or anything.
Many answers: Irregular cycles occur in 15% of all women. It is difficult to determine why without proper investigation including hormone levels and ultrasound. Birth control periods are not "real"; they are drug induced. This is your baseline cycle and is not awful by itself unless other symptoms are occurring. Cycle irregularity may come into play once pregnancy is attempted. ...Read more
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more
Not accurate: Temperature charts can vary based on your hydration status or if you have a fever from a virus. They have a very high failure rate as a birth control, especially in someone with irregular cycles. If you do not want to get pregnant, you MUST use birth control every time you have sex, and only a barrier method like a condom will help to prevent STD's ...Read more
Is there something I can do or take other than birth control to help out with my irregular periods...Please help?
Other than BC Pills?: Besides birth control pills, you might have success with hormone patches, a vaginal hormone ring, or a progesterone-containing iud. All of these products are designed for birth control, but all may help to regulate periods. There are many women who use birth control products for non-contraceptive purposes, such as decreased menstrual flow or pain, and menstrual regulation. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I have irregular periods. How do I make them regular besides being on birth control? I don't know what's causing it.
Find the cause: Normal menstrual periods last 7 days or less, and range from 24-38 days (counting from the beginning of one period to the beginning of the next). Menstrual cycles that are outside of that range may be caused by a variety of problems, from hormone imbalances to obesity, to other serious medical problems. You should chart your periods and see your doctor if cycles are irregular to find the cause. ...Read more
Irregular periods. Started myriad birth control 1.5 weeks ago. Have been having black discharge for past 6 days with some bright red. What is going on?
On birth control for irregular periods, started pack last week on Sunday when should I expect my next period?
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
Depends: If the birth control is depoprover then yes. Most people will return to the same pattern of bleeding once they stop the pill. If you were on the pill and it is now irregular, then go see the doc because there are other things to check for. If Depo-Provera was the drug used, then give it time. ...Read more
Yes: Birth control plus are synthetic hormones that override your normal body regulation to create menses very 28-30 days. Once you stop the synthetic override it can take some women a few months to re-regulate. If your periods were irregular before pills, they will likely be irregular after you stop. The best treatment I have found for hormonal balance is acupuncture. It is amazing! ...Read more
Maybe: Most women will return to having normal cycles within 1-2 months of stopping the birth control pill, especially if they were regular prior to starting the pill; but occasionally it can take as long as 6+ months. If you do not get it by then, make sure you are not pregnant, then you should talk to your gyn. ...Read more
I am 12 days late and married, I am not on any form of birth control or using any contraceptives but I do sometimes have irregular periods my last two months have been normal what should I do?
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I'm on birth control for irregular periods. If I don't take it I bleed for months. So how do I get pregnant?
Yes!: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...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
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