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Is it normal to not get a mentrual period if on birth control?

Is it normal to not get a mentrual period if on birth control?

Yes: Mnay low dose oral contraceptives do not allow the endometrial liining to grow very much, as an additional protection from potential implantation of a fertilized egg. Thus when the withdrawal bleeding occurs it can be minimal to non-existent. ...Read more

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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Hello, this is the first time over the last 8 years that I used birth control. I start the last day of my mentrual period; however I have been feeling PMS (tender breast, bloating, painful hips,etc). My period originally supposed to arrive on July 27th an

Hello, this is the first time over the last 8 years that I used birth control. I start the last day of my mentrual period; however I have been feeling PMS (tender breast, bloating, painful hips,etc). My period originally supposed to arrive on July 27th an

Common: You can start OCPs anytime, but ideally on first day (not last day ) of ur period. Ur symptoms are common and should resolve within next three cycles. Ur cycle is off because of starting OCPs late - it can take a few months for your body to get use to them and regular cycles to return. If PMS symptoms persist, see ur dr about lowering estrogen dose or having take them continuously. ...Read more

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Should i get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? I was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period.. What should I do abou

Should i get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? I was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period.. What should I do abou

You : You should be evaluated by your doctor for menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged period). The causes of menorrhagia include but are not limited to: dysfunction of the ovaries. Uterine fibroids polyps adenomyosis. Intrauterine device (iud) ectopic pregnancy cancer some blood coagulation disorders certain medications (blood thinners) your primary care provider or gyn will evaluate you and perform examination and possible pelvic ultrasound, and a treatment plan can be established, which may include birth control pills to regulate your cycle. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 3 months ago. had two normal menstrual cycles while on birth control & then received a period a week early could I be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex 3 months ago. had two normal menstrual cycles while on birth control & then received a period a week early could I be pregnant?

Possible: When having sex, always use protection and be consistent with taking birth control. To be safe, take a test for pregnancy and also consider getting tested for STDs. ...Read more

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Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.

Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.

Common problem: 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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Im on birth control pills. I never got menstrual cramps before them but now i do, even in-between periods. They're not very strong but is it normal?

Im on birth control pills. I never got menstrual cramps before them but now i do, even in-between periods. They're not very strong but is it normal?

Maybe: Women all feel different things on the pill. Usually there is an adjustment time on time on the pill that can last 3-6 months. ...Read more

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I started birth control the Sunday after my menstrual cycle. Now a week later I'm having another period?

3 months: Sometimes starting a hormonal pill like birth control pills can throw off your periods. It can take 3 cycles for your periods to regulate. If you are still having irregular periods after 3 months your doctor may need to change the formulation of your birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is the end of your menstrual cycle the end of your period? At the end of your period is that a new cycle started? I'm on birth control too.

Synonyms : Not sure exactly what you are asking. The end of your period is when you stop bleeding. Day 1 is the first day of bleeding. The start of one period until the start of the next one is one menstrual cycle. You are on the pill though so your body is not going through the typical hormone changed one has when not on the pill. ...Read more

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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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