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Is there any way I can stop or delay my period for a day or two after missing days of my birth control pills?

Probably nnot. The pill is very effective at regulation the cycle when take consistently. The pill is also very effective at causing irregular and unpredictable bleeding when take inconsistently. The most effective regimen to regulate your cycle is to take the pill daily as prescribed. You can talk to your doctor about trying an extended cycle, depending on the specific pill you take. Read more...

I am on birth control pills and have been having a stopping and starting period for just about a week now. It's impossible for me to be pregnant!

Breakthrough bleed. Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Read more...

Stopping continuous birth control pills for period. Brown discharge and spotting on week off? Normal?

Yes. If you stop continuous birth control pills, you will have a withdrawal bleed and may experience a full 'period ' or spotting. The effect is similar to taking the placebo week in a pill pack. Read more...

Around how long will I get a real period back after stopping birth control pills?

4 weeks. Birth control pills are out of your system about 7 days after you stop them. One would expect a period about 4 weeks after cessation. If you are sexually active and do not want to be pregnant consider restarting or starting a different birth control method. Read more...

For what length of time did it take you to have a period after stopping birth control pills?

1-3 months. Usually that fist month you stop the meds. After 3 months you need to evaluate the situation. There may be other factors involved. Read more...

Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Absolutely! After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If you're still having sex and don't want pregnancy, choose another method of birth control. If you do want pregnancy, you should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate. Read more...