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A 41-year-old member asked:

Are you suppose to get period on micronor (norethindrone)?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Kindof: Women using micronor (norethindrone) as their chosen method of contraception have reported episodes of bleeding more commonly than birth control pills containing an estrogen.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: It is a type of birth control pill, and you should not be getting your period while on this pill. It actually is a Progesterone only pill and inhibits the lining from forming so there really should not be a lot of lining to shed anyway. All bodies tolerate each medication differently however.
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Dr. Kevin Howell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Micronor, (norethindrone) Period: Micronor (norethindrone) is a mini pill and has progersterone only. It is usually prescribed while a woman is breastfeeding and therefore a woman may not have any periods while taking it. If a woman takes micronor (norethindrone) under other circumstances, they may have extra breakthrough bleeding.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can I start micronor (norethindrone) before I get my period?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Maybe: It is best to always start your pills on a sunday to always keep them straight. It is also important to be 100% certain that you are not pregnant. If, between you and your doctor, you agree that it is safe to start them prior to starting your period, then you can. The rule of thumb, is to start them the first sunday after your period starts.
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Last updated Nov 17, 2020

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