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How long until birth control lightens my period?
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 2-3 months or sooner
It generally takes about 2-3 months for your body to get used to a hormonal contraceptive.
During this time, it is not uncommon to feel bloated, have irregular bleeding, experience increased acne, etc...But these symptoms subside and are much better within 2-3 months.

In brief: 2-3 months or sooner
It generally takes about 2-3 months for your body to get used to a hormonal contraceptive.
During this time, it is not uncommon to feel bloated, have irregular bleeding, experience increased acne, etc...But these symptoms subside and are much better within 2-3 months.
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: A few months
Typically, i would tell a patient that in about 3 months periods should lighten and PMS symptoms should improve.
Some patients notice improvements right away, and sometimes it takes longer than 3 months. If you are tolerating the birth control with minimal side effects and periods are predictable, i would encourage to wait it out. Just keep taking your birth control! :).

In brief: A few months
Typically, i would tell a patient that in about 3 months periods should lighten and PMS symptoms should improve.
Some patients notice improvements right away, and sometimes it takes longer than 3 months. If you are tolerating the birth control with minimal side effects and periods are predictable, i would encourage to wait it out. Just keep taking your birth control! :).
Dr. Nicole Bullock
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