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Will I experience shorter and lighter periods with levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 28?

Will I experience shorter and lighter periods with levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 28?

Yes: Over time, most ocps will cause lighter, less painful, more regular cycles. If taken correctly, they also help with acne, mood disorders, and anemia. Make sure you don't have risk factors such as cigarette smoking, clotting disorders, or thrombotic risks, & be compulsive about taking them daily for best results. Ps - its good birth control too! ...Read more

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How do I achieve shorter lighter lighter periods after tubal ligation?

How do I achieve shorter lighter lighter periods after tubal ligation?

Tubal Ligation: One may or may not achieve lighter cycles with a tubal ligation. Whether or not you've had a tubal, you can achieve lighter cycles by having your doctor prescribe Lysteda the first 5 days of your period or by having your gynecologist perform an outpatient procedure call endometrial ablation i.e.: novasure, thermachoice. ...Read more

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Periods have become shorter since taking Plan B pill. Normal periods just shorter. Is this normal?

Periods have become shorter since taking Plan B pill. Normal periods just shorter. Is this normal?

Could be: Sometimes taking a birth control pill or using Plan B can change your menses. Probably it will go back to normal in a couple months. If not go see a doc to make sure something else isn't going on (thyroid, prolactin, pregnancy, stress, etc). ...Read more

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Different periods cycle than usual. 7days periods-stop 1week-7days later periods-7days later blood spot-7days periods again-now having blood spot.Help?

Different periods cycle than usual. 7days periods-stop 1week-7days later periods-7days later blood spot-7days periods again-now having blood spot.Help?

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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Been on Camrese Lo for years.Every cycle, my period was shorter and lighter.I missed some pills this cycle, had some bleeding mid-month, now no period?

Been on Camrese Lo for years.Every cycle, my period was shorter and lighter.I missed some pills this cycle, had some bleeding mid-month, now no period?

Normal: Bleeding on Camrese Lo will be erratic and eventually you may not bleed until you skip some pills or stop your pills. If you had unprotected sex during the time you missed your pills, it will be safer to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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When ovolution occurs with letrozole(dose5mg/day)averge cycle27, 28days, periods regular but pcos, periods remaind8days this time.Periods started30decmbr?

When ovolution occurs with letrozole(dose5mg/day)averge cycle27, 28days, periods regular but pcos, periods remaind8days this time.Periods started30decmbr?

Variable: The medicine can work differently each month. With pcos especially there an be variation. The amount of bleeding can also change from cycle to cycle. And the effect of Letrozole only lasts for the cycle it is taken. ...Read more

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Late periods a possible side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Late periods a possible side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Yes.: Yes, as are increased levels of fibrinogen which make clots more liekly, nonethless, very uncommon. ...Read more

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Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Irregular bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Does planb pill causes longer periods.

Does planb pill causes longer periods.

Plan B: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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On Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill skipped period but got period 2weeks later on white pills. Why?

On Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill skipped period but got period 2weeks later on white pills. Why?

Missed pills?: Bleeding usually occurs when the hormonal levels drop. Theoretically, if you take the pills at the same time everyday and never miss a pill, your hormone levels should stay the same and so you should not bleed. But in reality, there is a standard distribution of people in the population for whom 'normal' does not apply and there is variability. ...Read more

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Missed period while on lo loestrin fe birthcontrol. Is this normal?

Totally normal: Assuming you have not missed any pills and could be pregnant, but with loloestrin the low dose of the hormone can make you miss your periods which is fine and great choice at your age as u should be on the lowest dose combo pill which is loloestrin and if u do not want any more children an in office essure tubal is the way to go, easy, takes 5 minutes my pts are awake, covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Was on Loestrin Fe 1/20 for a year (2 day periods), switched to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Got heavy 8 day period first month. Normal because more estrogen?

Was on Loestrin Fe 1/20 for a year (2 day periods), switched to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Got heavy 8 day period first month. Normal because more estrogen?

Monitor for 3 months: If the problem continues, switch back to the Loestrin Fe1/20. Not sure why would switch if it was working well for you ...Read more

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Periods have become irregular and spotting between periods?

Periods have become irregular and spotting between periods?

Consultation needed: We're going to need to know just a little bit more about your health history before being able to provide you with an answer as to why your periods have become irregular. Thyroid issues? Other symptoms? Pap history? Hormone use? Etc. ...Read more

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How does ocp stop my ovulation but cause have shorter, lighter periods?

How does ocp stop my ovulation but cause have shorter, lighter periods?

Effects on pituitary: Birth control pills reduce pituitary hormones that would ordinarily trigger ovulation, so pregnancy is much less likely. In addition, the pills limit development of the uterine lining, providing additional benefits of reduced flow and additional protection against pregnancy. ...Read more

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Spotting pink then brown for 2days.Lower stomach cramps.Period ended 9days ago. Some dizziness. Periods are regular.Not on birth control. Sexuallyactv

Ovulation bleeding: If you were on your menses for five days plus nine days makes you 14 days into your new cycle at which time you are likely to ovulate which can be associated with a day or two of spotting :). ...Read more