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Can waiting to start birth control prolong your period?


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2013-11-25 03:11:01
2013-11-25 03:11:01

Yes, waiting to start your next pack of birth control is likely to prolong your period. It can also increase the risk of pregnancy. If you're not using birth control as directed, be sure to use a condom or abstain from vaginal sex until you've taken it correctly for seven days.

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If you've never had your period before there is no way but waiting. If you've had it before the only way to control is it my taking birth control pills.

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Absolutely. Birth control pills are hormones which will change the level of hormones already in your body. This can definitely prolong or stop your period until your body gets adjusted to the new levels.

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If you start your birth control after your period, it is effective within days, if you start at any other time it should not be relied upon until after the next period. This is because ovulation may have already occurred (there is an egg already released waiting to be fertilized)

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Your period will come naturally. Birth control does not help you get your period. Your body decides when you will get your period.

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You can start your birth control the Sunday after your period.


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