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i skipped the non active birth control pills for 1 week can i have a menstrual problem

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not how it works: Your ovaries are suppressed on pills so you don't ovulate. The ovaries are the same throughout the month. The risk of pregnancy from missing pills is ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
U will not: Get your period which is fine, but u need to be doing this with a monophasic pill, I do this with alot of my pts, who do not want their period, they s ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Always safer: to have back up protection if you are not intending to get pregnant.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Continue the pill pack.You may have bleeding 1day earlier
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: If I am reading you correctly, you don't take anything on the days you should take the non-active pills. This is no different than taking them, they h ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Unlikely: Pregnancy unlikely with normal period, but could be an infection. See your gynecologist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnan ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
MENSTRUAL CRAMPS: You should not be having cramps unless your period is coming. Some bleeding may occur if you forget your bcp pills. Seek gyne consult when in doubt. B ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say : I'm more concerned about the decision- Why would you switch pills in the middle of a cycle ? It seems likely that this is the answer to the questi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: Unless you have missed pills or the BCP are not the best ones for you. Talk to your doctor. All the best.

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