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Spotting After Missing 3 Seasonale Birth Control Pills Is This Normal
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
Is never ending light spotting between periods normal on birth control? Should I switch birth controls?
See your doctor: Constant spotting is not normal. You should consult your doctor for switching birth control medication. If you do switch, use an alternative birth control during the switch over. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Early light period or spotting on birth control. I just started taking birth control lo lowestrin this month. Spotting for 6 days instead of period ?
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. 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. Your body does not recognize one brand form another unless the dose changed ...Read more
Switched from Tri-Estarylla to Microgestin birth control pills. No period last month and light 3 day period this month. Normal?
Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.
Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Missed 3 birth control pills in a row, got heavy period now spotting for the past 2 weeks, is this normal?
Spotting and cramping after missing 3 birth control pills this month, never happened before? What could it be?
Common: It is quite common to miss your menstrual cycle while taking birth control pills. This is a common side effect especially on a low dose birth control pill. Some pills are even designed to cause this. Many patients enjoy the light or absent menstrual cycles. Anytime you are concerned about pregnancy you always have the option of doing a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
Since your period on birth control pill isn't "natural", does the withdrawal bleeding during placebo week still mean not pregnant as a normal period?
Correct: If you were pregnant then you would not have a period. ...Read more
Does Metoprolol affect birth control or cause irregular periods? Have had a longer stopping/restarting period this cycle. Im on Sprintec birth control
Been spotting for 3 weeks after taking amethyst for 5 months (generic lybrel- birth control pills). Is this normal & why's it occurring after months?
"Spotty record": It is not uncommon for oral contraceptives to produce inter-menstrual spotting(aka "breakthrough bleeding"). However, generic pills seem to have a worse "track record for spotting" than the name brand. Although generics aer bio-equivalent to many name brands and prevent pregnancy, their composition varies and therefore the "spottiy record" of performance. ...Read more
Rarely.: Are you taking Kariva regularly every day? If you are, and missed your period, continue taking the pill daily but let your doctor know. Kariva has estrogen at the end of the cycle so periods are lighter or spot. Taken perfectly, ocp like Kariva have 1% failure rate. If you have missed 2 periods, or have been irregularly taking the pills, you could be pregnant and need to see your primary or ob. ...Read more
It may be, BUT: It should eventually return to its normal flow and duration, so if it does not in the next month or so, be sure to follow up with your gyn for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Birth controls pills are very effective as long as you take it everyday and NOT MISS your pills. It is preferable to start your pill on cycle day 2 or 3. ...Read more
Take birth control pill. Never missed one. Noticing breakthrough bleeding for the past 4 days or so. Plecebos start next week. Is that bleeding ok?
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
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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