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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
If : If you have been having regular periods while taking birth control and you have missed your period, that could be a sign you are pregnant. Other thing ... Read More
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No method is 100%: No birth control method is 100%.Are you using birth control pills?If so, even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (le ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May not be right OC: If you are having a midcycle bleed on an oral contraceptive, your body is over riding the OC and you may need to change it. You may also be taking oth ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Missing your pills can cause cycle irregularities.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Plan B hormones: will change your menstrual cycle. The One Step Plan B has a large dose of progestin equivalent to that in 7-14 Birth Control Pills, depending on the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Sometimes, more so with certain types of pills, they can cause the lining of the uterus to become too thin in order for bleeding to occur at the end o ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. You should start ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenniffier Mahand
11 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy test first: if you are sexually active its a good idea to have a negative pregnancy test first. (most dr offices will do this before prescribing anyway). ruling ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal spotting: Missing a bcp frequently results in spotting in the next couple days that may continue till the next menses. If you are more that 6 hrs late in taking ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A bug or a feature?: Some women stop having periods on birth control. The first few times it happens you should do a pregnancy test. After that you can be happy you aren ... Read More

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