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A 30-year-old member asked:

If you start a birth control pack late, will that make your period late i am on first pack and forgot.?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Add condoms: You will have a period when you take the placebo pills (often a different color) or when you stop taking pills for a week, depending on the brand of pills you use. If you start a new pack few days late, take a pill as soon as you remember, and use a back-up method (like condoms) for at least seven days. If you have a hard time remembering, talk to your doctor about other options.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

If you start a birth control pack late, will it make your period late that month?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Shifts the period: If you start your new pack of pills several days late, they may not prevent ovulation. You could become pregnant. If the pills do prevent you from ovulation in that cycle, then your period will come while on the placebo pills at the end of the pack - just as it should.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can birth control make your period late? Help please?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes.: Birth Control can make the period come late. It is supposed to regulate your period. 1% or less chance of getting pregnant is also a possibility.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Starting your period in the middle of birth control pack, what could happen?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably nothing: Any bleeding in the middle of your birth control pack is abnormal. This is called break through bleeding. It is a very common problem and is not dangerous. This will usually resolve without treatment. If the problem persists then consider a different form of birth control.
A 23-year-old female asked:

Will taking 2 birth control before your period make me not have a period?

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Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 13 years experience
No: They do not work that way. Speak to your healthcare provider if you feel strongly about modifying your menstrual cycle. There are options available, but be careful about having negative feelings towards your body.

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