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What does it mean if you forgot to take your birth control twice and started your period but already had it almost two weeks ago?

What does it mean if you forgot to take your birth control twice and started your period but already had it almost two weeks ago?

Withdrawal Bleeding: This type of bleeding is common when oral contraceptives are skipped or missed. It is due to a drop in hormone levels. You should use back up contraception, such as condoms for any pack you miss pills or even take late to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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Expert opinion please: could stopping my birth control pills early start my period?

Expert opinion please: could stopping my birth control pills early start my period?

It might: Yes it might depending on how many pills you have taken. The estrogen in the pill builds up the lining of the uterus. When you stop the pill or take the placebo pills the lining sheds. ...Read more

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Imon birth control and I started my period a week early do I still have to take my sugar pills?

Imon birth control and I started my period a week early do I still have to take my sugar pills?

Not necessary: You never really need to take the sugar pills. You can just go to the next pack. Probably should have a "period" every 4 months or so, though. ...Read more

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Can it take multiple birth control packs to start your period if you just now started taking it? Please help!

Can it take multiple birth control packs to start your period if you just now started taking it? Please help!

No: You should have your period when you are on your third week of birth control pack. In some cases, it may take up to 3 packs to make sure that is is the right med for you. Be sure to consult with your doctor if you have problems with your bcp. ...Read more

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I started my birth control can I start my period on second week? I didn't take the pill on my period I just started off from taking out my nuvaring

You want to...: You want to start taking your pack as soon as your period is done that way you can stay on a healthy cycle and not throw your body for a hormone spin or ride. ...Read more

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I'm not on no birth control pill I started my period May15, 2015 it ended on the 19th it started back on the 27th I need an answer?

I'm not on no birth control pill I started my period May15, 2015 it ended on the 19th it started back on the 27th I need an answer?

Irregular periods: It is not unusual if it happens once in a while probably from some sort of hormonal problem. It corrects itself. If it happens again see your gyn. To look for an infection, or trauma or abnormal cells on cervix or hormonal disorder. ...Read more

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I'm on beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control, and I started my period last Sunday when it was due. It stopped Wednesday but I had brown discharge today. Why?

I'm on beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control, and I started my period last Sunday when it was due. It stopped Wednesday but I had brown discharge today. Why?

BCP bleeding: There was probably a little bit of old blood left that made its way down. Nothing to worry about. If you continue to get spotting throughout the cycle, perhaps you need a stronger pill. ...Read more

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I missed 4 birth control pills and started my period. Started new pack had sex and month later period is 4 days late pregnant or messed up hormones?

I missed 4 birth control pills and started my period. Started new pack had sex and month later period is 4 days late pregnant or messed up hormones?

Messed up hormones: Your period AKA as contraceptive pill withdrawal bleeding has been delayed. Check another pregnancy test to be certain while you wait. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and I'm on birth control and started my period when it not time. What does that mean?

I'm 17 and I'm on birth control and started my period when it not time. What does that mean?

Depends: If you are sexually active, it could mean

1. Pregnancy and should be checked
2. Break through bleeding (btb) if the dose is very low and the lining is extremely thin and friable
3. Btb if you missed a pill or the time was off you took even by an hour

if you are not sexually active:

#s 2 and 3. ...Read more

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I take birth control and I normally start my period on a Saturday. But this month I started on Friday. Is that normal?

I take birth control and I normally start my period on a Saturday. But this month I started on Friday. Is that normal?

Not abnormal: As some months have 30, 31, and 28 days the day of the week you start your period isn't as important as how many days your cycle is. I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more

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I've had my period for 9 days. I'm on birth control and started my period 2 weeks earlier than I should have. Should I be concerned?

I've had my period for 9 days. I'm on birth control and started my period 2 weeks earlier than I should have. Should I be concerned?

Periods: Periods can be affected by many things even birth control pills or medications that affect how birth control pills work. The main reason to be concerned is if you have been bleeding a lot which can cause anemia. If u have recently been on antibiotics these can alter how your pills work thus your cycle. If u missed a pill or don't take them as constistently as possible will affect your cycle too. ...Read more

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I'm taking marvelon28 birth control and just started wellbutrinxl, my period has come a week and 3days early should I stop taking my pills?

I'm taking marvelon28 birth control and just started wellbutrinxl, my period has come a week and 3days early should I stop taking my pills?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Why has my period gone irregular? Virgin. Sometimes 45 days apart sometimes 15 days aparent. Not on birth control. I started my period 8 years ago

Why has my period gone irregular? Virgin. Sometimes 45 days apart sometimes 15 days aparent. Not on birth control. I started my period 8 years ago

Lots of options: The next step is to schedule a visit with an ob/gyn to evaluate the causes of irregular periods. You possibly have key pcos which is a common cause of irregular periods. Hormone testing can help determine this as well as an ultrasound and physical exam. There are alot of options to help with menstrual cycle control. Weight gain can also lead to a change in menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I am taking minastrin birth control. I started my period 4 days early and I have now been on my period for 2 weeks & 3 days. Should I be concerned?

I am taking minastrin birth control. I started my period 4 days early and I have now been on my period for 2 weeks & 3 days. Should I be concerned?

Breakthrough bleed: If you didn't miss any pills, then this is breakthrough bleeding. With low dose BCPs, sometimes the lining becomes unstable and you bleed. It doesn't effect the birth control aspect. If it happen frequently, you may need to switch pills. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would taking one birth control pill start my period?

Hi docs, would taking one birth control pill start my period?

No: No. Need to do an entire cycle (usually) to start a period. Sometimes, depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle, doing a course of just progesteron for 5-10 days then stopping it can cause you to menstruate (have a period) ...Read more

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I just got off of birth control implanon and normally start period on 25 and now im 3 days late can I be pregnant?

I just got off of birth control implanon and normally start period on 25 and now im 3 days late can I be pregnant?

Check preg test: Over the counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. Go do one and then you will know and you won't have to worry about it any more. If you don't want to be pregnant see your doctor to restart effective birth control. ...Read more

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On birth control and should start period today but the blood won't come out of my vagina there is blood it just won't come out?

Mechanicalvshormonal: You may have heavy lining if your estrogen/progesterone balance is altered which results in heavy bleeding, and sometime blood clots that can block your flow. Fibroids in your uterus can also block the blood. You should see your ob/gyn or primary doc because there are other more serious causes like endometriosis or adenomyosis. ...Read more

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On 1st month of birth control. Never started my period @ end of pack. Did 3 preg tests all negative. Do I need to test again?

On 1st month of birth control. Never started my period @ end of pack. Did 3 preg tests all negative. Do I need to test again?

May be OK: Depending on which oral contraceptive you were prescribed, not getting any menses at the end of the pack can actually be normal. You should talk to doc who prescribed them as she would know if those pills fall into that category. With 3 negative pregnancy tests, you are not pregnant provided the tests were done after the end of the pack and using first morning urine for the test. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and started my period july 3rd 2014, im still bleedin it was heavy at the beginning, now its light, spotting I dnt knw what's wrong?

I'm on birth control and started my period july 3rd 2014, im still bleedin it was heavy at the beginning, now its light, spotting I dnt knw what's wrong?

Did they: Change the generic of your pill? Have you gained weight? Lots of things can affect the length of your period. If it happens again call your doc ...Read more

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I am on the birth control patch started my period on time but it was a bit light and no cramps 3-5 days long but have light cramps now normal?

I am on the birth control patch started my period on time but it was a bit light and no cramps 3-5 days long but have light cramps now normal?

Not really common..: While menstrual cramps is certainly reported with the birth control patch, cramping between periods if not frequently reported. More often, nausea and more generalized abdominal pain were reported but only severe enough to discontinue in 1 to 2.4% of women. ...Read more

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I got off birth control and haven't Started my period in 54 days bc it messed me up, I just had sex on Tuesday the 24& he cummed in me, can I be pg?

I got off birth control and haven't Started my period in 54 days bc it messed me up, I just had sex on Tuesday the 24& he cummed in me, can I be pg?

Sure: It is common to take up to 6 months to resume normal cycles after stopping the pill. During that time ovulation is unpredictable, but if you did ovulate around the time that you had sex you could easily have conceived. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Birth Control (Definition)

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