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How long does it take seasonale birth control to be out of your system?

How long does it take seasonale birth control to be out of your system?

2 to 3 months. : Most women will start menstruating within 3 months but if it takes longer than 6 months see your doctor. ...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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I began seasonale birth control 3 weeks ago. I've begun to breakout - unusual for me. If this is related, is it temporary? I thought bc improved skin.

I began seasonale birth control 3 weeks ago. I've begun to breakout - unusual for me. If this is related, is it temporary? I thought bc improved skin.

Not typical: You are correct - birth control pills are a way to control acne. I would say that it is a possible side effect, but my guess is that with continued use this will probably settle down and improve. ...Read more

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Any unusual effects of seasonale birth control after you've had lupron (leuprolide) depot?

Any unusual effects of seasonale birth control after you've had lupron (leuprolide) depot?

Usually none: No specific effects for birth control pills used after lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more

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Can i stop taking seasonale birth control pills after 60 days so i can have my period, and then go back on it? I have a vacation coming up.

Can i stop taking seasonale birth control pills after 60 days so i can have my period, and then go back on it? I have a vacation coming up.

Yes: As long as u use it as long as a regular pill u can have the cycle; you may or may not have much bleeding but stay off for about 4-7 days then resume. Have fun on your trip and good luck. ...Read more

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Is seasonale a good birth control? I'm 19 years old and moving off to college soon, and i would like to be prepared. Any opinions about seasonale?

Is seasonale a good birth control? I'm 19 years old and moving off to college soon, and i would like to be prepared. Any opinions about seasonale?

Yes - but...: Seasonale is a 91 day monophasic ocp. This means the dose of the synthetic progesterone/estrogen is the same throughout the 84 days followed by the 7 days if inert tablets. Caution in women at increased risk of stroke (family history of blood clots), and especially women who smoke cigarettes. Seasonale is not for everyone. Talk to your gyn. ...Read more

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My dr gave me birth control seasonale and i haven't started it because i haven't had a period yet so i was wondering if i could start now?

My dr gave me birth control seasonale and i haven't started it because i haven't had a period yet so i was wondering if i could start now?

BCP start: We usually start patients on birth control pills after a period to be sure you are not pregnant. If you have not been sexually active or have a negative pregnancy test, then it would be reasonable to start them. ...Read more

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Here is what is going on I have been on the birth control seasonale for 9 weeks now two weeks ago i started spotting i though nothing of it thinking it was just my system getting used to the pill but it has continued for two weeks now also one week ago i

Here is what is going on I have been on the birth control seasonale for 9 weeks now two weeks ago i started spotting i though nothing of it thinking it was just my system getting used to the pill but it has continued for two weeks now also one week ago i

Contraception issue: There are several causes of irregular bleeding on a contraceptive pill. It may naturally straighten out on your next 3 month package, however a pelvic exam may be helpful to check for other bleeding sources- like polyps, fibroids, ovarian cysts etc. ...Read more

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My birth control seasonale says to start on a sunday after my period starts.I haven't had a period yet so i was wondering if i could start it now?

My birth control seasonale says to start on a sunday after my period starts.I haven't had a period yet so i was wondering if i could start it now?

Check a test. : If you are just starting BCPs, we like to start with your period so we know you're not pregnant. You should talk with your prescribing MD If you don't start and the pregnancy test is negative. ...Read more

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Is it safe to push back my period 1 week for vacation using 3 month birth control (seasonale) the same way others do with 28 day oral contraceptives?

Is it safe to push back my period 1 week for vacation using 3 month birth control (seasonale) the same way others do with 28 day oral contraceptives?

Use of 3 month BCP: There is no harm in pushing back your period one week when using seasonale the same way that one can skip the last 7 pills and start a second month of the 28 day pill to delay their period. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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