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what does it mean when you skip a period

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
May be too early: If period does not come in 1 week repeat pregnancy test.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Usually a skipped period is from a hormonal problem. Fibroids generally cause excess bleeding, pain, or pelvic pressure. But they should not affect yo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not normally: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skip Placebos: TriSprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) has 21 active pills followed by 7 placebo pills. If you want to skip one period, take the 21 active ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: If you switched to sugar pills then you caused a period. You have to take birth control as directed.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Are you Pregnant?: I think the bigger question here with missed periods is if you are pregnant or not. If you have not done a pregnancy test then that is the next indica ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Talk to your gynecologist about this. You can take two months of active birth control pills in a row. Resuming active pills should be a week later, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed : Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last. When you skip pills you trigger bleeding. The birth c ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
48 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: You would get it to stop by doubling up for a couple days if you need to get rid of your period, but you pill may be too low and this may happen every ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to know: Some women can be a day or two late on the birth control pills and not bleed at all, others will have break through bleeding - usually in the form of ... Read More
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