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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Taking Extra BCP: Yes. It is better to take an extra one than to miss one.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The pills: This is a common problem with the way you are taking the pills. If it works it is very convenient, if it does not it causes lots of bleeding problems ... Read More
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Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pills or other: The most common side effect of extended bc pills is unpredictable, irregular bleeding.It's not entirely clear why it happens, nor exactly clear how to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait: Taking a pill three hours late should not do this- you may be pregnant, get checked. Otherwise, monitor this, if it continues much more than an addit ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: this can be an effective tool for missing a period however a common side effect is subsequent irregular bleeding. Just keep taking the pill normally ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cramps: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caf ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: You can stop your pills and let it start, but since it's the middle of a pack you'll need to use condoms until you get 2 weeks into the next package. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
Make up your mind: You need to decide if you really need to be on contraception or not and what form you are comfortable with. You might conceive while you are using con ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
So...: Skipping the placebo pills doesn't always work to make you skip a period, and it can cause breakthrough bleeding later. If you've had yeast infections ... Read More
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