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A 51-year-old member asked:

If i start my birth control pack late will my period be late too?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Interference: Starting birth control pills late will interfere with a woman's body's own production of hormones. If this happens, irregular bleeding will happen, if it doesn't the period will be delayed. There is no way to tell what will happen.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

My period is 4 days late. Should i start my new pack of birth control?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: If you're worried you can take a home pregnancy test, if negative then definitely okay to start. If you start the pills and you're still worried just know that birth control pills will not harm a pregnancy, just in case you were pregnant and didn't know it.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long after my period should I start on my birth control pack?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sunday: Most women start their birth control pills the sunday after they start their period.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my period to stop before i start my new pack of birth control?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
This is normal,: the lining is thinner from the birth control hormones. Giving a shorter, lighter flow.
A 40-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 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 22-year-old female asked:

Can i start a new pack of birth control 2 days early to stop my period early?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes: You may take fewer placebo pills than prescribed so long as you take your pills at the same time each day. Starting a pack early may or may not stop a current menses.

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