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Will my period return to regular times if I go back on birth control?

Will my period return to regular times if I go back on birth control?

Yes: The bleeding you get on the pill isn't really a period; it's a withdrawal bleed. Once your body has acclimated to the pill, you can control when, and even if, you bleed. That's why there are new pill schedules: monthly, every three months, or not at all. ...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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I have been having abnormal bleeding had period 3 times back to back birth control not working what should i do?

I have been having abnormal bleeding had period 3 times back to back birth control not working what should i do?

Hormonal changes?: Most likely a hormonal change. You should have an exam with your doctor to confirm no reason for abnormal bleeding. The doctor should also change your birth control. Checking things like thyroid and a pregnant tests are also warranted ...Read more

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Hi im megan. Last month i kept forgetting to take my birth control and in return i got my period 2 times. I have not gotten it this month. Pls help?

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Hi im megan. Last month i kept forgetting to take my birth control and in return i got my period 2 times. I have not gotten it this month. Pls help?

Set alarm on phone: Use your phone's alarm to remind you to take your birth control pill daily. Or switch to monthly vaginal ring or quarterly shot or 3yr implant. If you have questions about your options, check out http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/all-access/my-method-26542.Htm. Regardless of your choice, he has to wear a condom each & every time to minimize your risk for stds. ...Read more

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Im on the 21-pack birth control. I had unprotected sex on the 20th day. Took my last 2 pills at regular times. My period did not come on the 22nd?

Im on the 21-pack birth control. I had unprotected sex on the 20th day. Took my last 2 pills at regular times. My period did not come on the 22nd?

OCPs and menses: You may not always get a period while on birth control pills even if you are not pregnant. If you have not missed any pills you should be ok. If you miss a second period, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Bled 3 times while taking my pack of birth control pills.. Then had a normal period, few days after taking pill again, i've came back on. What is this?

Bled 3 times while taking my pack of birth control pills.. Then had a normal period, few days after taking pill again, i've came back on. What is this?

Abnormal: Shouldn't be happening. May be due to hormone effect of the pills, called breakthrough bleeding, but many other potential causes as well. Labs and sonogram can help to determine exactly the cause. ...Read more

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I'm on a birth control pill, an it's regular to miss you period sometimes. I missed mine two times in a row. What are symptoms of early pregnancy?

I'm on a birth control pill, an it's regular to miss you period sometimes. I missed mine two times in a row. What are symptoms of early pregnancy?

Take a test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I was on the birth control patch I came on me period 2 times back to back and I then had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last Thursday I been feeling sick and tired everysince I took a few pregnancy test but they where negative are the correct or should

I was on the birth control patch I came on me period 2 times back to back and I then had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last Thursday I been feeling sick and tired everysince I took a few pregnancy test but they where negative are the correct or should

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common. If you normally have regular periods and then suddenly have one that is early or late this usually gets better on its own with cycles returning to normal over the next few months. If you are not wanting to be pregnant you should discuss birth control which will also help with cycle control. A negative test means you are not pregnant ...Read more

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Took tricyclin21 for 7 years. Just went off for a month and my period is a week late. Will it return if i go back on birth control again?

Took tricyclin21 for 7 years.  Just went off for a month and my period is a week late. Will it return if i go back on birth control again?

Probably: It can take up to six months for the periods to return to normal after stopping the pill. Whatever your cycles did before you started the pill is likely what your periods will return to. If you resume the pill, your periods will return to what they were doing while you were taking the pill. ...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


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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