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It usually lasts about 2-7 days less

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Q: How long does the menstrual cycle last on birth control pills?
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If taking birth control when should you start your menstrual cycle?

Your period usually comes during the placebo pills week(sugar pills).

Is it normal to start your period in the first two weeks of taking birth control?

Yes. When you start taking birth control pills, your menstrual cycle will usually change. It will become lighter and less irregular. But when you start the pill, your menstrual cycle has to get use to the changes, and will start your cycle early because it will now be different because of the birth control pills. Your periods might be irregular the first couple of times after starting the pill

When starting birth control for the first time do you take the first pill or the sugar pill during your menstrual cycle?

You don't start with the sugar pills. You start with the first pill. If you are starting in the first days of your menstrual bleeding, you don't need to use a backup birth control method.

When can you switch birth control pills?

You can switch birth control pills at any time in your cycle as long as you take an active pill on the assigned days.

Is it normal to get your period after stopping birth control and then not having it for a month and half?

On hormonal birth control your menstrual cycle is suppressed, as you no longer ovulate you no longer menstruate, instead women get a withdrawal bleed due to the drop in synthetic hormones when going from active to inactive pills or stopping the pills. If you come off hormonal birth control then it can take a few months for your menstrual cycles to return thus it can cause irregular or absent bleeding.

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What cycle has 28 days?

A normal menstrual cycle - especially if you are on birth control pills.

Irregular menstrual periods what about my honeymoon?

Birth control pills will help regulate the menstrual cycle.

How often should your menstrual cycle be when your not on birth control pills?

The average menstrual cycle length is 28 days - but everyone is different. As a note while on birth control pills you don't have a menstrual cycle, the pill works by suppressing your menstrual cycles so you no longer ovulate.

What are the benefits of birth control pills?

Birth control has many benefits. The two big ones are to Prevent pregnancy and to control your menstrual cycle.

If you have already started a menstrual cycle how can you stop it?

You can not stop a menstrual cycle without removing your ovaries. Some birth control pills allow you to skip periods, but this does not stop the cycle.

Does aspirin stop your menstual period?

No, aspirin is a blood thinner and won't effect a menstrual cycle. Only hormone pills such as birth control can stop a menstrual cycle.

Is there any medication that can stop menstrual cycle?

You'd have to talk with your 'GYN. I know there are some birth control pills that can lessen how many times a year you have a menstrual cycle.

Can I temporarily delay my menstrual cycle without taking birth control pills?

If you want to delay your menstral cycle, you should get pregnant.

Do antibiotics effect menstrualcycle?

They do not affect the menstrual cycle itself, however, they WILL affect your birth control (decreasing the effectiveness), which CAN effect your menstrual cycle. You can get pregnant or have changes in your menstrual cycle as if you had missed a week or so on your pills.

If you mess up on birth control can that delay your menstrual cycle?

HiYour question is:If you mess up on birth control can that delay your menstrual cycle?Yes messing up on birth control can delay your menstrual cycle and it can also put you at risk of pregnancy if you've been sexually active in conjunction with missing a pill or several pills.

If you taking birth control pills and you have not started your menstrual cycle since giving birth 3 months ago can you get pregnant?

yeah you can!

If taking birth control when should you start your menstrual cycle?

Your period usually comes during the placebo pills week(sugar pills).

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