birth control


Question by  coolcatzz (19)

What are the risks with stopping birth control pills mid-cycle?


Answer by  Britt (453)

Stopping mid-cycle, causes loss of all benefits. If you had been using them to regulate your period, soon your period will go back to the way it was before pills. Stopping birth control will also put you back at the risk of getting pregnant. Also as soon as you stop, your period should come in a few days.


Answer by  Samantha57 (391)

The biggest risk that you run is of conception. If you stop taking your pills mid-cycle and do not wish to concieve, you should resort to a backup method of contraception. If your doctor prescribed the BCP for a reason besides contraception, you should disclose your decision to stop.


Answer by  drJ (841)

The biggest risk is that you may become pregnant, since you typically ovulate mid-cycle. If you are taking birth control periods to regulate your periods, you may also experience more pain during menstruation and a longer cycle than while on the pill due to different levels of hormones.


Answer by  Sasha (106)

The major risk is pregnancy. If you stop mid-cycle, you leave yourself open to fertilization. Also, it changes your cycle, and can often cause rapis weight gain/loss, cramping, and other PMS symptoms.

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