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How does birth control regulate irregular periods if you have pcos?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine

In brief: By consistency.

Taking oral contraceptives means that you are getting a fixed, known dose of oestrogen and Progesterone month in and month out.
Assuming the dosage and combination are right for you, this basically entrains your cycles to follow a set, predictable pattern. It isn't foolproof however, and may require some adjustment of the ocp before it works.

In brief: By consistency.

Taking oral contraceptives means that you are getting a fixed, known dose of oestrogen and Progesterone month in and month out.
Assuming the dosage and combination are right for you, this basically entrains your cycles to follow a set, predictable pattern. It isn't foolproof however, and may require some adjustment of the ocp before it works.
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