Yes. Contraceptive pills are some of the best tools for regulating both irregular cycles and heavy painful periods. There are other options and their use is dependent on your specific needs. Many women use the pill for these reasons in addition to the contraceptive effect.
I have irregular periods only brought on by oral contraception. After 10 days my period will not stop. How long before I can seek medical assistance?
Depends... It depends how heavy the bleeding is. If you are soaking a pad or tampon every hour for 10 days, you should probably seek medical attention ASAP. If it isn't very heavy, you have more time. In either case, bleeding for 10 days isn't normal. Seeing your Gyn is still a good idea. Read more...