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I Am Terrified That My Spotting Is More Serious Than Just Missing 3 Birth Control Pills
I am on continuous birth control pills mainly due to uterine fibroids. All of a sudden this week I'm having a period. I have not missed a pill or been more than 2 hours late taking a pill. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Possibly: I'm assuming that you were given birth control pills continuously as an inexpensive way to control abnormal bleeding. You are experiencing breakthrough bleeding on the pill which is common. Birth control pills contain estrogen and progesterone, which may make your fibroid grow. My concern in your case is this: have you had a workup of your fibroid's with CBC, ultrasound, MRI, and hysteroscopy. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Im having menstrual issues, should I be worried? Im on necon 1/35 (green) birth control and haven't missed one pill. I been on them for about 3 months. My dr. Has me skipping the placebo & starting a new pack because i've been having excessive, unexpected
That : That is abnormal to have bleeding for 8 days as well as having the excessive, unexpected, and long durations of bleeding. Given your history, please have your gynecologists reevaluate you. There is also a possibility that you might need a different type of birth control pill. If you develop increased bleeding, feel light-headed/faint, or have pain then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
Wha's going on? If i used birth control for 6 months, without any breakthrough bleeding but i skipped my period this past month by just taking my active pills and not taking the inactive pills (for a special occasion) and am having breakthrough bleeding n
Since : Since you have been using your pills correctly, you have a less than 1% chance of being pregnant. More likely, the breakthrough bleeding is a side effect from taking the active pills to skip your last period. Technically, the active pills should cause high enough hormone levels to keep the uterine lining that builds up during the month from sloughing off. However, in some women, when a period is skipped the lining builds up so much that it just starts to come off despite the active pills leading to breakthrough bleeding. This should normalize for you with your next cycle. If you continue to have abnormal or breakthrough bleeding, give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more
I took 3 birth control pills at once because I missed two. This was about a week ago. My breasts are SUPER tender/sensitive. Pregnant/too many pills?
Hard to say: The pill works by preventing egg release.It does that by maintaining a steady hormone level that would be made by a placenta. Doing so fools your body into believing you are already pregnant, saving eggs for later. If you missed enough pills, the drop in hormone level may have allowed egg release and set you up for pregnancy. The extra pills could also effect your system. Time will tell. ...Read more
What's going on?! if i used birth control for 6 months, without any breakthrough bleeding but i skipped my period this past month by just taking my active pills and not taking the inactive pills (for a special occasion) and am having breakthrough bleeding
Side effects: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular bleeding that gets better over time. Missed pills can also cause breakthrough bleeding. Extending the cycle increases risk of btb. Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help breakthrough bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had unprotected sex while on the pills metronidazole, can that make my birth control less efficient? Should I worry about being pregnant?
On Depo-Provera birth control and don't get my period any more but have slight bleeding is this normal or am I pregnant?
I've Been taking a birth control pill, this is my second month: is the pill efective? Can I have unprotected sex and not worry about pregnancy?
I received an abortion (surgical) in early 12/13. Afterwards i started taking birth control (sprintec) but it is now early 2/14 and still no period. I have gotten cramps, bloating ect., what's wrong?
Probably normal: During the procedure, the lining of your your uterus is removed along with the pregnancy. Birth control pills can also thin the lining. So the combination may make your periods very light for a while. So long as your pregnancy test is negative, i wouldn't be worried yet. But if you don't resume at least light bleeding within the next 2-3 cycles, i might see your doctor to rule out scar tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On nexplanon and sprinted BC for breakthrough bleeding, missed my pill by 3 hours today. I DO NOT let this happen often, Am I still protected?
I took one birth control pill to make my period come. But now I've been bleeding too much. Is something wrong with me? What is the problem?
Do birth control give you cramps ? I started my birth control last week it is a combination pill called Lutera .
I take this birth control called camrese I missed two pills but I made them up, I been bleeding for two weeks now none stop what is wrong with me?
In a little less than 2 weeks I am supposed to get my period but I've been spotting and i don't take any birth control what is wrong ?
On birth control, about 5 days before placebo pills, have clot like brown spotting for 3 days now. Never missed a pill. Should I be worried?
Is it normal to have a heavy period while on birth control im over weight but before i took the birth control i never had light or shoter periods?
I started my second pack of birth control skipping the inactive pills, but am still experiencing a period. Is this normal? Would i still be protected?
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more
Took my birth control through my period and my period is lasting longer than usual but is light, is this normal, should I stop my birth control ?
Do u want a baby now: That's the key question that you have to ask and answer. BCPs are very effective if taken as directed, over 99%. You have to follow the directions scrupulously. If you don't accidents do happen. ...Read more
I started a new birth control and have missed 2 periods (negative pregnancy test). Is this just a side effect of the birth control?
Often due to: contraceptive. But you can test still since oral contraceptives are not 100. ...Read more
Birth control pills hi! this morning i took 2 birth control pills for an accident is that bad? Or do i'm getting sick because that.
No, not bad: I wasn't sure what you were referring to by the word, 'accident'. Did you mean that you forgot yesterday's pill so you took two today? If so, definitely okay. If you aren't on birth control pills and u took 2 to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, then u likely need more pills (most common is 4), Plan B is best. Unless you have high blood pressure, or smoke or history blood clot, ur fine. ...Read more
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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