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Tell me about stopping your period with continuous birth control pill use?

Tell me about stopping your period with continuous birth control pill use?

Not a problem: Normally, the lining of the uterus thickens monthly in preparation for pregnancy. When u don't get pregnant, the hormone level drops & "signals" the uterus 2 slough the lining. With continuous pills, u take an active hormone pill daily. U take the placebo (hormone free)pills once every 3 mos. The drop in hormone level "signals" for a letdown bleed or period. U can think of it as tricking the body! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I am using a birth control pill (oral l) since first day of my period and its being 16 days now im still bleeding. Should i stop or continue ?

I am using a birth control pill (oral l) since first day of my period and its being 16 days now im still bleeding. Should i stop or continue ?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on nuvaring. It happens in about 11% of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Absent period after stopping birth control pill, what to do?

Absent period after stopping birth control pill, what to do?

It can happen : It can happen sometimes and you just have to wait till your body adjusts without the outside hormones and get back to normal.It can take 2to3 months for some if still no periods consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Absent period after stopping birth control pill, should I be concerned?

Absent period after stopping birth control pill, should I be concerned?

Depends: If you have been having unprotected sex, then i would recommend a pregnancy test. If not, then it could be due to adjustments after coming off the birth control. If it doesn't restart in a month or two, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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After stopping my birth control pill for 10 months now, i still haven't gotten my period. Why?

After stopping my birth control pill for 10 months now, i still haven't gotten my period. Why?

Time to see your doc: After stopping the pilss most cycles resume in 2-3 months. It can take longer for some. See your doctor to r/o other causes. ...Read more

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I stopped taking the birth control pill after one month light period the month after stopping and then nothing at all in jun and jul. Neg preg test.

Period restart: When you took the pill you suppressed the lining of the womb and pituitary and now the "natural cycle" has to restart. If no period in 3 months see a GYN MD if not pregnant. ...Read more

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After stopping birth control pill did not get period back for 3 months; 2 periods normal, now no period again for 3 months. Not pregnant. ?

After stopping birth control pill did not get period back for 3 months; 2 periods normal, now no period again for 3 months. Not pregnant.  ?

Check a test: If you think you are pregnant, check a test. If it's negative, I'm concerned you may not be ovulating. See your GYN to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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