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How long does it take for your hormone levels to return to normal after taking birth control?

How long does it take for your hormone levels to return to normal after taking birth control?

Days to weeks: For most women the hormones levels go back to normal in 7-14 days. There are a few women who may take several months for the cycles to go back to normal. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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When you stop birth control how long is the phase of your hormones going crazy to balance out if this even happens?

When you stop birth control how long is the phase of your hormones going crazy to balance out if this even happens?

About a day: Your hormone levels will start to rise to their normal levels about 1 day after you take your last pill and all of the effects of birth control pills are out of your system in about days. There is no time where your hormones go crazy. Your ovaries which were suppressed while on the pill start working again and you return to whatever your normal hormone state was before you started the pill. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your hormones to regulate after stopping birth control?

Few weeks at most: Your ovaries begin to function again within a week or two after stopping birth control pills. They should be functioning normally within a few weeks at most. If you don't begin having regular periods after a month or two, it may mean you are not ovulating on your own. That would be a reason to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long will it be before hormones completely level out after stopping birth control pills?

How long will it be before hormones completely level out after stopping birth control pills?

About 2 weeks: Exogenous hormones usually will be metabolized within two weeks. After stopping bcp's the initial bleed may be due to hormonal withdrawal. ...Read more

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How long does it take your hormone levels to regulate after switching to low dosage birth control pills?

How long does it take your hormone levels to regulate after switching to low dosage birth control pills?

OCPs: In 5-7 days the hormone levels should adjust. It would have been more helpful to know what were you taking and what did you switch to. ...Read more

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How long before birth control pills start to regulate hormones?

Immediately: The pill starts to suppress the hormones that lead to ovulation- passage of an egg- from the very first pack. ...Read more

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Since coming off birth control about 6 months ago, I always feel nauseous and have no appetite during ovulation. Is this normal? Hormonal imbalance?

Since coming off birth control about 6 months ago, I always feel nauseous and have no appetite during ovulation. Is this normal? Hormonal imbalance?

Atypical: Sounds like the system is getting used to coming off the regimen. It's a bit atypical for symptoms to last this long. A work up (ob/gyn) would be reasonable. ...Read more

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I am only ever aroused during my period. Are my hormones low, is it normal to not be aroused unless I am on my period? I've never used birth control

Not hormones: Testosterone causes sex drive and that does not vary with your cycle. You could have it checked if you really wang to know, but supplementation would have to come from a compounding pharmacy because there is nothing on the market for females and there are no normals for females unless you are doing saliva testing. Most likely it is a psychologicalthing, which you might not want to hear. Counseling. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take birth control pills to control acne hormones?

How long does it generally take birth control pills to control acne hormones?

1-3 months: It typically takes a few months to see an effect and may take 3-6 months to see as much benefit as you will get. You may notice that you don't get flares before your period on the pill. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and am on my period (sugar pills) and am having pain around my ovary area, is this normal? Could it just be hormones?

Cannot diagnose: Without a full history and exam it is impossible to say what this is. It may be ovarian cyst, early onset of a variety of other conditions. If this passes would ignore it, but if it returns with any regularity a visit to your gynecologist would not be inappropriate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should I take birth control pills, my bf and I are in a long distance relationship, I don't want to mess up my hormones is a condom enough?

Should I take birth control pills, my bf and I are in a long distance relationship, I don't want to mess up my hormones is a condom enough?

Depends...: If it is long distance....you don't need anything. Sex is normal and natural. If you want to have sex and avoid pregnancy.......nothing is 100%. Condum, Birth control pills, Intrauterine devise, Hormone injection, oral sex are your options. ...Read more

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How long should it take for hormonal birth control to help with menorrhagia? I've been on it for a month and sitll bleeding heavily all the time.

How long should it take for hormonal birth control to help with menorrhagia? I've been on it for a month and sitll bleeding heavily all the time.

2-3 mnths: It takes about two to three mnths for the hormones to decrease or thin out the lining of uterus (responsible for menstrual bleeding) hence decrease the bleeding. ...Read more

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Would getting a partial hysterectomy help lessen my catamenial, ie hormonal, seizures? Bc I have long periods and can't take birth control bc I have APS.

Would getting a partial hysterectomy help lessen my catamenial, ie hormonal, seizures? Bc I have long periods and can't take birth control bc I have APS.

Catamenial seizures: Catamenial seizures are related to neuronal sensitivity due to hormonal changes. Hysterectomy by itself without oophorectomy does not affect hormones and therefore will not have any effect on seizures. ...Read more

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Birth control upregulates sex hormone binding globulin SHBG allowing it to bind to more circulating Free Testosterone. Will my levels ever be normal?

Birth control upregulates sex hormone binding globulin SHBG allowing it to bind to more circulating Free Testosterone. Will my levels ever be normal?

Need more info: What are your levels. Are they high? What symptoms do you have? Lab numbers by themselves have very little value. One has to know the clinical setting to be able to interpret them correctly. ...Read more

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Can the estrogen in birth control pills have caused my hyperthyroid to return to normal? I read estrogen blocks the production of thyroid hormone

Can the estrogen in birth control pills have caused my hyperthyroid to return to normal? I read estrogen blocks the production of thyroid hormone

Estrogen and thyroid: Unfortunately the two items can interact/interfere with each other and you need to get to your primary care doctor as soon as possible!
It is likely that your doctor will refer you immediately to an Endocrinologist.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I would like to take birth control to help w acne and hormones for rest of life... risks? Dr. Worried about long term use blood clots? Weight gain? Ty

I would like to take birth control to help w acne and hormones for rest of life... risks? Dr. Worried about long term use blood clots? Weight gain? Ty

Yes it is possible: Acne can help with management of acne, primarily to prevent pregnant while on Tretinoin but also reduce the level of active testosterone in the blood, You may use it until menopause ;provided you are healthy and have no contraindications, Blood clots can occur but is rarely a problem, . ...Read more

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What is a hormone free birth control?

What is a hormone free birth control?

Several options: Essure is the best option if you are looking for a permanent option. Paragard iud is a hormone free iud that can stay inside up to ten years. Diaphragms are not as popular anymore but effective when used correctly. Condoms are always another option too. ...Read more

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What is a good birth control with no hormones?

What is a good birth control with no hormones?

Talk with Dr.: I would talk with your gynecologist about the options & which would be most appropriate for you. Some options include condom, iud, diaphragm, celebacy. ...Read more

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Birth control messed up my hormones. What do I do?

Need checkup: Your doctor can order testing to evaluate your hormones and how best to get regular, particularly if you are trying to conceive ...Read more

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What are some good types of non-hormonal birth control?

What are some good types of non-hormonal birth control?

A few: Not in any order: condoms/spermicide, diaphragms with spermicide, paraguard iud, tubal ligation or vasectomy, abstinence (not a popular method). ...Read more

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How can I flush birth control hormones out from my body?

How can I flush birth control hormones out from my body?

Easy: Stop taking them. They will be out of your system within a few days. Just make sure you are using another form of birth control. ...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


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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