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Birth Control At The Start Of Period
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Yes: When you first start birth control, irregular periods can occur if the placebo portion of the pack is not started on the first day of your period. It also may not prevent pregnancy the first month. To avoid this, and ensure efficacy many practitioners advocate starting the pack with your period, or using a backup method such as condoms, during the first month of use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can changing birth control pill time to an earlier time, 10am to 7:30am, at the start of a new pack affect the effectiveness of the birth control?
Birth Control: No, that small amount of time change, especially with starting a new pack, would not be a problem. ...Read more
Started new Birth control pill, first day of menses. Still bleeding/spotting for remaining of the month.
It may...: take up to 3 months to get your cycle regular. Be patient....I know that is easy for me to say.... ...Read more
Prob not: Depending on the type and how you started taking them. I usually recommend another method for the first week. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on whether you can be sure you're not pregnant--no sex in the last month, consistent birth control. If no risk of pregnancy, you can do a "quick start" and start anytime. Many doctors advise starting on the first day of a period. Use back up birth control for 7 days if you start anytime other than day 1 of your period. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting pregnant on a continuous birth control pill vs. Regular birth control where you have a period at end of month?
If taken correctly: Yes you are.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm on birth control and my period usually comes the very first day I start on the sugar pills, or the last row of my birth control pack (Sunday). Two?
What is the question: We can not find your question.Please resubmit if you would like us to answer ...Read more
Is the end of your menstrual cycle the end of your period? At the end of your period is that a new cycle started? I'm on birth control too.
Synonyms : Not sure exactly what you are asking. The end of your period is when you stop bleeding. Day 1 is the first day of bleeding. The start of one period until the start of the next one is one menstrual cycle. You are on the pill though so your body is not going through the typical hormone changed one has when not on the pill. ...Read more
Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects.Most common side effect in the few months is irregular bleeding that gets better over time. Possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, altho rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. Smoker >35 shouldn't take pills.Ask yr dr. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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