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I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?
I have had my period heavy for 23 days now. I take Cryselle b.c. As directed. I am throwing up now and have bad cramps still after the 23 days and it does not seem to be lightening up. ?
If a girl is pregnant, would it be normal to have monthly regular periods? Not lightening or spotted pink periods. Regular red periods.
No! Not possible: Bleeding in pregnancy van never be a cycle. It is "bleeding in pregnancy". Ovulation cannot occur during pregnancy due to the hormonal environment. Additionally, a period is the shedding endometrium layer. This cannot occur in pregnancy. It is a very unfortunate medical myth that should be halted with education. All bleeding in pregnancy needs evaluation. ...Read more
Suppress ovulation: Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation. The estrogen it regulates periods. They also increase a protein called sex hormone binding globulin which binds extra sex steroids and can decrease acne. Some rare side effects include blood clots in legs. It is best to give a new pill three months to get used to it. ...Read more
Many meds or ways: Please see your obgyn for an evaluation to make sure nothing strange or bad is going on, and then there are both medical and office surgical options depending on the cause and your ferttilty desires. ...Read more
"Slade down"?: I have to confess that I'm stumped by what you mean but the two drugs taken together should have no such effect. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate to see if a woman's periods are too heavy, too long, or otherwise abnormal. If the periods are average, just like other women's, but the patient wants to make them shorter and lighter, there may not be a way to do that unless without hormones such as those in birth control pills. ...Read more
2-3 months or sooner: It generally takes about 2-3 months for your body to get used to a hormonal contraceptive. During this time, it is not uncommon to feel bloated, have irregular bleeding, experience increased acne, etc... But these symptoms subside and are much better within 2-3 months. ...Read more
2-3 Months: It takes a few cycles for thel pill to have its full effect. Every pill has different ratios and types of Estrogens and progestins. Also, the number and dose of the pills can vary. If you are a faithful pill taker, you should know by the end of your second or third pack. If you're not 100% satisfied, contact your dr to see if a different pill would help. ...Read more
May I give my 11 year old birth control pills to lighten her period she heavy and want to lighten her periods
Does taking iron pills help lighten my period? And if not. Are there any remedies besides birth control that will help?
No: Iron helps you prevent your blood count from getting too low. The best way to fix your periods is to find out why they are heavy. You should be evaluated for hormonal and anatomical reasons for heavy periods. The cause is the best clue to provide the most effective treatment. ...Read more
Im on birth control to regulate and lighten my period, how likely am I to get pregnant. My period is nonexistent if i dont take birth control?
After fingering saw lots of brown blood then second day was lots of red blood then 3rd-4th day lightened brown blood. Period? Period was due in 3days
I'm on tri-previfem 28 day. I have taken 4 inactive pills (sun-wed) & got period yesterday. Can I start a new pack to lighten/slow my period?
May not help: It's normal to start your period while you are on the inactive pills. I cannot guarantee that starting a new pack will lighten or slow your current bleeding cycle and thus I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a habit as it just isn't a guarantee. If you wanted to avoid having your period in general you could skip the inactive pills every month altogether. You may have just light spotting. ...Read more
What's the most affective birth control pill to take to help lighten/stop my period? I'm 18 and smoke.
Any low dose pill: Any low dose birth control pill will accomplish what you want, though it might take a few cycles. Talk with your physician about what your exact goals are. Smoking at age 18 is not a particular risk factor but will become so as you get older. I will not belabor all the negative health effects of smoking, but you should really try to stop. ...Read more
Please see your gyn: No otc will help that and u need a proper workup to determine the cause and to make sure u have nothing that would require any type of surgery like a fibroid or an endometrial polyp, etc, and once u have had a proper workup by your gyn and if u don't need any type of surgery, your gyn can get u on the proper treatment to make your periods have less blood loss. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a 2-day heavy period and lighten up on the 3rd day after taking the morning after pill?
Morning after pill: Yes, but you should see a GYN if the symptoms persist ...Read more
No: No, it won't. Thanks for trusting Healthtap! ...Read more