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Experience:  Trained in obstetrical care and routine gynecology. 14 years experience as a family physician.
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I've been on birth control for only one month, but the

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I've been on birth control for only one month, but the results were quite disheartening. My period came at the natural time not the time corresponding with the pills. It was just as heavy as regular and just as long! What does this mean about the pill I'm taking? Should I get one with heavier doses of hormones?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 10 months ago.


Oral contraceptives usually started on first Sunday after start of your menstrual cycle ..

The birth control suppresses your pituitary. From relaeasing FSH/ LH hormones ..this your own body ovulation is interupted

If you start birth control midcycle then your own ovulation may have gone on as normal ...

Try a second month I would advise

It should take control of your cycle ...

Of you fail and have your irregular timed cycle again then review with your doctor

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Anthony Bray MD