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Can the birth control make your period lighter?


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Answered 2013-03-09 14:38:38

Go to a clinc

could this be a pregnancy, im really scared about this i know if i wasnt ready i shouldn't have sex, but wat are the chances that its pregnancy, please help? with clinics do they call/tell your parents im still a minor.

Absolutely not! They can not give out personal information unless its an emergency type of thing. What you need to do is call your local free clinic like Planned Parenthood or Family Guidence Clinic and make an appointment to get a blood test. If you have no income and since your a minor I take it you don't, the test should cost you very little if anything at all. But when you do go you will fill out some information and privacy forms too which you should note your parents don't know about this visit and you would like to keep everything confidental. Now since you stop taking you pills you could be having some withdrawl blooding which you might or might not be pregnant. Since you have been on the pills its a lower chance your pregnant if you took them right. But to keep your mind at ease I would make an appointment and find out for sure whether or not you are! Good Luck and God Bless!

okay i started my period, but its different it stared today 1/18/07 at 7am and now its 1035pm and its very light like it is ending my period are heavy to med. flow for around 3-4 days and last a whole 6-7 day even when on the pill. there is also no clots and i thought that with a period there should be clots atleast i have always had them. i have one more quick questions could these be preg signs if its only been a month if you were to be preg, more emotional, increase in hunger, eat more but lose weight but just a little like 2-3, a little bite more tired, boobs sometimes hurt but not all the time and they have gotten a little fuller?

AnswerYes you could go to your doctor and have them test you.
BCP can make your period last 1-3 days and be very light. But if you've been on BCP for a while and this isn't normal period for you - then it's possible you could be pregnant.
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Answered 2014-12-21 15:43:30

On hormonal Birth Control you no longer menstruate - the pill for example will stop your menstrual cycle in order to stop ovulation and as you don't ovulate you don't menstruate. The bleeding women get on the pill is a withdrawal bleed caused by the drop in synthetic hormones when going from active to inactive pills, it mimics menstruation but isn't the same thing as menstruation.

A withdrawal bleed can be lighter than a menstrual bleed, the pill also prevents secondary uterine lining build-up as a back-up means of preventing pregnancy: less uterine tissue means lighter bleeding.

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What are some birth control pills that make your period lighter?

In general, all birth control pills, as well as the patch and ring and the Mirena IUD, make your period lighter.


Will birth control make you not have a period?

No, it'll just make them lighter and shorter.


What can cause lighter periods?

Birth control can help to make your period lighter, and a tad quicker.


Can birth control make your period really long?

Not usually. They make then lighter and not as long.


Can NuvaRing make your period lighter?

Like all combined hormonal birth control methods, NuvaRing is likely to make your period lighter and shorter.


Can the birth control patch make your period shorter?

The birth control patch normally makes a woman's period shorter and lighter. This change happens with all hormonal birth control.


Can birth control make your period lighter than usual?

Yes, that's a typical side effect of hormonal birth control.


Does birth control cause bleeding during period to stop?

It does make your periods lighter yes.


Is there a way to have a shorter period?

Birth control pills make your period lighter. Average period lasts 5-6 days. Woman with birth control would have a period lasting for 3-4 days.


What are seven reasons for birth control?

prevent you from getting prego regulate your period make your period lighter stops cramps helps control hormones


Could you be pregnant if you took birth control after you got your period and your period since then has been reeally light?

probably not. birth control will make your periods lighter, shorter and more regular.


Can chlamydia or chlamydia treatment or birth control pills cause very light periods?

The birth control pill can make your period so light that it virtually disappears. Chlamydia or treatment chlamydia don't make your period lighter.


Why is my period longer now that I started birth control pills?

Sometimes it does have this effect and other times it can make your period a lot lighter than usual.


If you are having a second period will you be able to stop your period if you start up birth control right now?

Birth control will slow down and make your period a lot lighter or it may stop it completely. It depends on how quickly your system absorbs the pill.


Can the birth control patch make your period lighter?

All hormonal birth control methods, like the pill, patch, ring, shot, and the hormonal IUD, lighten the amount of flow you have. Any amount of bleeding or spotting counts as a period if you're on hormonal birth control.


Is there any way you can make your period come sooner or make it last for a shorter amount of time?

Hello The only way to make your period arrive earlier than usual for you is by taking birth control pills and by missing some pills or you can miss a period completely by continuing to take birth control pills instead of going onto the sugar pills. But you can only do this when you've been on birth control pills for about two months because the first month will be all over the place. Birth control pills do make your period lighter, less painful and can make your period shorter.


Does losing weight make your period lighter?

Not necessarily. Your period depends on your hormone levels. Some medicines such as birth controls can alter your hormone levels to make your period lighter.


How can you make your period lighter?

There is no real way to change the way your period happens, but sometimes taking birth control pills helps - you have to take them every single day though.


Can stopping the birth control pill make your period longer?

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How do you make your periods shorter?

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Can the birth control pill make your period later and lighter?

If you're on the pill chances of cenceiving are very low anyway. If you got a period, even if it was a weak one, you can be certain that you are not pregnant.


Can the birth control pill make your period late?

Hello there. Yes a period can be delayed if you have missed some of your birth control pills.


Why would your period be a day late and spotting when you take birth control regularly?

The birth control pill can make your period lighter. "A day late" is within the norm for women on or off the pill. If you're expecting that the pill will make your period always come on a Tuesday, four weeks apart, you are likely to be disappointed. For some women the pill makes the period this predictable, but they are the exception.


CAN birth control make you loose a baby?

Birth control pills can make you miss your period, but I do not think you can loose your baby.


Can birth control deregulate your period?

It should make your period more regular.