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Is birth control still effective if your periods are irregular?

Is birth control still effective if your periods are irregular?

Birth control: If your periods are irregular, oral contraceptive pills may help to give you more regular cycles. Irregular periods are caused by not ovulating at regular intervals. This may make natural family planning impossible. And make it more difficult to know whether you are pregnant or not. ...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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Will i still have irregular periods if i only miss a few of my birth control pills?

Will i still have irregular periods if i only miss a few of my birth control pills?

Yes: You will have withdrawal bleeding and should use additional protection. This can happen even if you miss a single pill. In this case if you double up immediately you should be safe. ...Read more

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I am 21 female.And still haven't fully developed breast. I constantly have irregular periods. Severe acne and my breast haven't developed. I barely fill an a cup. Its embarrassing. I've been on byaz birth control which helped with the acne but gave me sev

I am 21 female.And still haven't fully developed breast. I constantly have irregular periods. Severe acne and my breast haven't developed. I barely fill an a cup. Its embarrassing. I've been on byaz birth control which helped with the acne but gave me sev

It : It may be reasonable to see your gynecologist and make these concerns known to them. It may be a normal situation for you, there are many women who never go beyond an a cup in size. However they could consider an endocrine evaluation of your complaints. Also there are other mixtures of estrogen/progesterone birth control that may help your headaches. ...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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If I have irregular periods, what type of birth control should I be taking?

If I have irregular periods, what type of birth control should I be taking?

There are quite: a few oral contraceptives that could help regulate your period BUT you need to discuss this with your dr or gynecologist to figure out your best option ...Read more

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Is it normal to have irregular periods after birth control?

Is it normal to have irregular periods after  birth control?

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 was the drug used, then give it time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have irregular periods after stopping birth control?

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

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Started LOL Birth Control and I'm havering irregular periods.... Is this normal?

Started LOL Birth Control and I'm havering irregular periods.... Is this normal?

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

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If you stop birth control, will you have irregular periods for a while, or not at all?

If you stop birth control, will you have irregular periods for a while, or not at all?

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

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more