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When you are on birth control where does all you blood go from your menstrual cycle?

When you are on birth control where does all you blood go from your menstrual cycle?

Unaffected: In many cases you will see a reduction in menstrual flow on the pill, injection or hormonal IUD. It reduces the formation of new menses producing tissues in the womb. It they don't form, they don't need to shed, so you may see a significant reduction or elimination of menses over time. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Hi I been taking birth control to get my menstrual cycle for awhile now but for some reason it won't go away this time and I had it for ten day's?

Hi I been taking birth control to get my menstrual cycle for awhile now but for some reason it won't go away this time and I had it for ten day's?

Call doctor: Whoever is prescribing this medication should be available and able to counsel you better than I. I'm not sure what you're taking, for how long, and what you mean by "it won't go away." Infection, mass, or improper use/dose of hormonal pills are among the most likely reasons for your unstopped bleeding. ...Read more

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Which birth control method stops the menstrual cycle?

Which birth control method stops the menstrual cycle?

Shot+: The Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot along with certain hormonal IUD's and implantable methods all can minimize or eliminate withdrawal "period" bleeding. ...Read more

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How does getting off of birth control affect my menstrual cycle?

How does getting off of birth control affect my menstrual cycle?

Heavier menses flow: Your periods will have a heavier mentrual flow and amount, as well as possible cramping. ...Read more

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Is it okay to start my birth control before my menstrual cycle starts?

Is it okay to start my birth control before my menstrual cycle starts?

No: You should begin taking birth control pills after your menstrual period starts, in order for the pills to be synchronized with your normal hormonal cycle. If it has been more than two months since your last period, then you may need to take progesterone in order to cause withdrawal bleeding prior to starting the pills. Remember you are not fully protected from pregnancy until after a month. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control at a young age negatively affect your menstrual cycle?

Can taking birth control at a young age negatively affect your menstrual cycle?

No: Taking the "pill" at a young age will usually not effect your period once you stop it. ...Read more

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What other way can my menstrual cycle be regulated other than being on birth control?

What other way can my menstrual cycle be regulated other than being on birth control?

Natural menstruation: Yes. There's a product by orthomolecular company named balance that has chaste berry, licorice an peony that helps regulate menstrual cycles naturally. You can do a quick search of the product and find differrent online stores to buy it. ...Read more

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I do not have a menstrual cycle without taking birth control. Am I healthy without a cycle?

I do not have a menstrual cycle without taking birth control. Am I healthy without a cycle?

PCOS: See your doctor and ask if you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a common of what we call secondary amenorrhea (when you don't have periods). ...Read more

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Any way to regulate my menstrual cycle without birth control? Its 45 days- 3 months sometimes

Any way to regulate my menstrual cycle without birth control? Its 45 days- 3 months sometimes

Sort of: When you don't get your period it is because you are not ovulating and not making progesterone. You could periodically (every month or two) take progesterone, even natural progesterone, for 10 to 14 days which will induce your period. Of course if you have the need for contraception, the birth control pill is usually a better choice. For more information www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more

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I've gotten my menstrual cycle 3 times in one month. I'm not on birth control. What could possibly be wrong with me?

I've gotten my menstrual cycle 3 times in one month. I'm not on birth control. What could possibly be wrong with me?

Hormonal imbalance: And not ovulating. There is help but you have to see the doctor for prescriptions. The type of help depends on if you are trying to conceive or not. Easiest is to take oral contraceptives to regulate period. ...Read more

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Is there a way to shorten my menstrual cycle naturally? Or is birth control a more effective method? I'd like to not use birth control if possible.

Is there a way to shorten my menstrual cycle naturally? Or is birth control a more effective method? I'd like to not use birth control if possible.

Lysteda: You can do that through a number of different birth control methods to manipulate the hormones but there is not a natural way to do it. Would be nice if there was. Lysteda is a non hormonal medication that dramatically shortens the cycle and limits bleeding. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle changes with birth control?

Menstrual cycle changes with birth control?

Absolutely: Hello Lori,

When ladies complain of heavy vaginal bleeding, anemia, passing clots, irregular periods and pain with periods, we very often prescribe birth control. The pill was first used for contraception then we noted the cycle-control side effects. Now we also use Depo-Provera, Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Nexplanon etc. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control pills increase menstrual cycle length?

Can taking birth control pills increase menstrual cycle length?

U mean period length: It should make your periods shorter, and it should not affect the overall length if you take the placebo pills, you can skip the placebo pills under the supervision of your doc if you do not want to get a period which is a perfectly acceptable thing to do if u do not want the period. ...Read more

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Why does one have to take birth control pill on the first day of menstrual cycle?

Doesn't have to be: Birth control pills are most effective when taken early in a menstrual cycle. But day 2, 3 or 4 is ok. This is done to prevent the brain from sending signals to the ovary to make an egg. Those signals begin very early in the menstrual cycle. By starting early you decrease that effect. Therefor ovualation is less likely and the endometrial lining stays thin. ...Read more

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How soon after starting to take birth control pills will your menstrual cycle change?

How soon after starting to take birth control pills will your menstrual cycle change?

Hopefully when u fi: First month, my #1 pill I put my pts on is loloestrin the lowest effective dose only 10 mcg estrogen, no wt gain, least chance for blood clots, etc. ...Read more

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Can a menstrual cycle be abnormal if a girl/woman stops getting the birth control shot?

Can a menstrual cycle be abnormal if a girl/woman stops getting the birth control shot?

Yes: The birth control shot, depo-provera, works for three months however comes with some leeway of about 2 weeks. Because everyone's absorption is a little bit different based upon their weight, it's possible that menstrual irregularities can occur for short time after being given a shot. ...Read more

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Can becoming sexually active for the first time effect menstrual cycle. On birth control.

Can becoming sexually active for the first time effect menstrual cycle. On birth control.

No, not unless...: Having sex does not alter the timing of one's menstrual periods unless she gets pregnant, in which case her menstrual periods will go away and return about 10-11 months later. Of course, she should have a cute little baby plus a husband by that time. ...Read more

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If you stop taking birth control suddenly, can that delay your menstrual cycle for months?

Not usually: Usually you will have what we call a withdrawal bleed when you stop them abruptly. Some women have very irregualar menses when not on the pill and may not do this bleed. You should be seen for labs and a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle been on for almost 3 weeks. Is this normal? I am 5'3" 210 pounds, 18 y/o, never taken birth control, have irregular cycles.

My menstrual cycle been on for almost 3 weeks. Is this normal? I am 5'3" 210 pounds, 18 y/o, never taken birth control, have irregular cycles.

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I know necon is birth control but it was prescribed to me to help have my menstrual cycle. Is there another med for that, that isn't birth control?

I know necon is birth control but it was prescribed to me to help have my menstrual cycle. Is there another med for that, that isn't birth control?

Sure but...: What is your concern? To regulate an irregular or heavy period there are many options. Combined hormonal birth control pills are effective and safe. Depending what you are concerned about there are a couple other alternatives. ...Read more

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I'm not interested in birth control so is there another way I can make my menstrual cycle lighter? What does a heavy cycle indicate vs a lighter one?

Exercise & fitness: Women who exercise on a regular basis often find their periods to be more regular, lighter and less uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I have been on birth control for 9 years and in the last 10 months I have not had a menstrual cycle I just took my last birth control pill on monday s?

I have been on birth control for 9 years and in the last 10 months I have not had a menstrual cycle I just took my last birth control pill on monday s?

Absence of menses: Long term use of bcp's can result in reduced menstrual flow or absence of bleeding. Just continue using the bcp's if that is the method of contraception that you wish to use. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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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