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Sex on birth control and on period

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
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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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing post: Most cite 6 months as the average wait for a desired pregnancy, with a range from weeks to a year. After a year many OBGYNs would suggest a fertility ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Lots of reasons...: ...for a late period (and you didn't specify how many days late you may be). However, your question appears to seek reassurance that you're not pregna... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: Menstrual bleeding does vary in duration and intensity. This is likely just a normal variation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: When a woman stops birth control pills it is common for the first period to come in 4-6 weeks, so for your period to be 2 days late so far is not a pr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes!: Based on when you started your birth control pills, you probably are not at the point in your cycle where you would normally have a period. The hormo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Negative pregnancy: test 23 days after last sexual intercourse should be accurate. Take care.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Home preg test: A Home pregnancy test can give you the reassurance you seek. Sometimes, due to stress or other hormonal causes, you can have a missed period or irregu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Unscheduled bleeding is a common side effect of any birth control method. It usually corrects itself in a few days or over a couple of cycles. If not... Read More

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