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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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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 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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On continuous birth control pill to get period only 4x a year. Consequences for not allowing menses those 4x a year? Iforget when I am due for period.

On continuous birth control pill to get period only 4x a year. Consequences for not allowing menses those 4x a year? Iforget when I am due for period.

Menses 4x per Year: The bcp sometimes stops all menstrual flow. The bleeding when you are taking bcp is not really important from a health perspective. The bcp ensures that you are not at risk constant estrogen stim of lining & thus cancer. The hormones of the bcp prevent the complications of low hormones like weak bones. The bcp also provides contraception is that is important. Social issues only like forget menses. ...Read more

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I am taking the birth control pill without a break to stop period. How often is safe?

I am taking the birth control pill without a break to stop period. How often is safe?

Always.: It is safe to take birth control pills on a continuous basis - always take active pills - for as long as you like. ...Read more

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Can one birth control pill stop u from having a next period if u didn't want take them no more ?

Can one birth control pill stop u from having a next period if u didn't want take them no more ?

No: You typically need to take the entire pack and then a period will come at the end. One pill won't stop you from ovulating either, so you definitely can get pregnant. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control pill to stop a long lasting period (so far 16 days heavy)?

How long does it take for birth control pill to stop a long lasting period (so far 16 days heavy)?

7 to 10 days: 7 to 10 days, typically to stop the period. Make sure your pregnancy test is negative prior to starting the birth control pills. Lastly, if your period doesn't stop within 14 days of starting the pill, call your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Will my period stop if i start my birth control pill?

Will my period stop if i start my birth control pill?

Probably: If you start a pack of birth control pills when your period starts, the period will probably stop soon after you start the pills. ...Read more

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Can I take a birth control pill to stop my period from coming?

Can I take a birth control pill to stop my period from coming?

Yes: Yes, you can definitely take the first 3 weeks of birth control and then skip the final week and go straight to a new pack of pills. I've had patients do this and I've done it myself and it typically works great. You don't "have" to have a period every month. You may go through your prescription faster than normal, but let your doctor know that you skipped the placebo week of pills. ...Read more

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How affective is the birth control pill 2 days after i stop taking them due to my period starting?

How affective is the birth control pill 2 days after i stop taking them due to my period starting?

Effective Treatment: There is nothing in your question to give us something to respond to. What kind of effectiveness are you asking about. Many people do not take their sugar pills in the birth control paks during periods. You cannot get pregnant during a normal menstrual period. ...Read more

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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 of the negative health effects of smoking, but you should really try to stop. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am on a 28 day birth control pill is it normal that my period comes a few days earlier each month?

No: your pill needs to be changed. Please make an appointment to see your Gyn Healthcare provider. Tell them exactly what you posted here. They will be able to change your pill to one the should stop this issue. Good Luck. ...Read more

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


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