A 41-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 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 30 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 37 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 30 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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A female asked:
When i m on ortho micronor (norethindrone) will my period stop completely if i take it the same time every day?
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Progesterone only: Progesterone only contraception have as the major side effect abnormal bleeding. This could mean anything from bleeding every day to no bleeding at a... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
I Am having mid cycle bleeding similar to a period. Very heavy. My last period ended only 1 week ago.. I have been taking Micronor (norethindrone) for 1 1/2 months?
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Micronor (norethindrone): As with all progesterone only contraceptives, abnormal bleeding is a side effect. This could mean no bleeding at all or bleeding every day, or anythin... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
I've been off bc micronor (norethindrone) for 9 days. My bf ejaculated inside me 7 days before i'm supposed to start my period. How likely is it that i'm pregnant?
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possible: Hard to say more because ovulation first month off the pill is irregular.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
I was on micronor (norethindrone) for a year after birth but it made me bleed constantly. I came off 2mths ago and have had no period. Neg preg test. Very unusual! ?
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 45 years experience
Not Unusual: When you bleed constantly on Micronor (norethindrone) or any birth control pill, often, when you stop the pill, your body will react with no bleeding.... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Nursing for full year, no period, on micronor (norethindrone). Once stopped nursing, switched to loseasonique and have had steady menstruation for two months. Normal?
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Common.: Breakthrough bleeding and annoying spotting is more common on LoSeasonique because you are not having a regular period every month as you would on a r... Read More
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Last updated Nov 17, 2020

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