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Questions on birth control

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 10, 2020 12:06 PM
Anonymous 13 months

Hi , i am a 23 year old female. I would like to take birth control . Would like to ask how should i take birth control if my cycle length is about 30+ days. Also, would birth control increase my chances of getting worse breakouts? Would birth control with estrogen prevenmy skin from reacting to the birth control (and also help with my acne) ?

Thank you. X

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 13 months
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Hi there. Thank you for your question.

For your information, there are a few choices of contraceptive. The suitability of each is depend on your condition and choice. However, the length of cycle does not effect the decision on what method you should take.

On top of that, all hormonal contraceptive method contain estrogen and progesterone.But, there is some that contain only progesterone only and it is usually given to women who’s still breastfeed. But, taking oral combined contraceptive pill did help with the acne if the causes of acne is due to hormonal imbalance as the pills will help in regulating the hormone.

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of contraceptive, we need additional details to explore further into your current health and preference. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor.

You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.


Last Updated: Fri Apr 10 2020 12:06:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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