About 3 days. withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your birth control pill. restarting birth control pills after you have started bleeding can shorten your period but will not stop it instantly because the process has already started I would expect about three days.
So I just stopped taking birth control pills yesterday. I'm on day seven of withdrawal bleeding. The bleeding is very light. Is that worryworth?
What are goals? You may find your period is less controlled and heavier now that you are not on birth control. If you are not planning to get pregnant at this time you may want to consider going back on them for cycle control. You can track your cycles over the next few months ands if you are satisfied. Read more...