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I'm 23 female, i have low bleeding during period, it gets over whithin 3 days and the flow of blood is very less, i took birth control pills few times?

I'm 23 female, i have low bleeding during period, it gets over whithin 3 days and the flow of blood is very less, i took birth control pills few times?

Blessing: Women with short and light menstrual periods typically feel blessed. Hormonal birth control can make women have shorter and lighter periods. The intensity of a woman's menstrual period is not correlated to her fertility, if that is a concern. ...Read more

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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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How does taking birth control pills late affect your potential chance of ovulating? could you end up ovulating during your period week?

How does taking birth control pills late affect your potential chance of ovulating?  could you end up ovulating during your period week?

Should not ovulate: The idea of using birth control is to prevent ovulation. When someone is on birth control pills they do not ovulate if they are using them correctly. ...Read more

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Can I start taking active birth control pills during the middle of my period?

Can I start taking active birth control pills during the middle of my period?

Sure.: In fact, you can skip up to two periods by taking the active pills without placebo break for three months in a row. Ask your gynecologist if that is a good option for you. ...Read more

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I had seen my period twice in a month and in less than 3 weeks can I be pregnant? Was on birth control pills during the until it makes me sick

I had seen my period twice in a month and in less than 3 weeks can I be pregnant? Was on birth control pills during the until it makes me sick

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I'm taking birth control pills..I was off my period for about 4 days then I had sex.. I bleed during the second time of intercourse.what does it mean?

I'm taking birth control pills..I was off my period for about 4 days then I had sex.. I bleed during the second time of intercourse.what does it mean?

Cervical bleeding: Sometimes, especially with deep penetration, you may have bleeding during or after sex. If it keeps happening, though, you should probably be checked for an infection or other abnormality of the cervix. Also, on BCPs, sometimes the lining of the uterus is unstable, and if you have an orgasm, some of the lining may break down and you will bleed. If is a recurring problem, you should get checked. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex while on birth control(pills), during off week, just started period, he ejaculated inside me, should I take plan b? Been on bc 1yr

Had unprotected sex while on birth control(pills), during off week, just started period, he ejaculated inside me, should I take plan b?  Been on bc 1yr

Essentially no risk: If you were taking your bcp as prescribed and this was your off week, during which you had your period, you will have very, very low risk of getting pregnant. Resume taking your bcp as prescribed for the start of your 28 day cycle. Meanwhile you may want to refresh your education a bit about other hazards of unprotected sex, such as sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Can you start birth control pills anytime during your period?

Can you start birth control pills anytime during your period?

Yes you can: The typical start for for birth control pills is the first day of your period or the first sunday after your period starts. The latter has the advantage of always starting a new pack on sunday, ending on saturday, and menstruating during the week, so your weekends are free. It is also easier for your clinician to keep track of where you are in a pack if you have questions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to start birth control pills anytime during your period?

Is it okay to start birth control pills anytime during your period?

Yes: Starting bcps during your period generally gives you protection right away. ...Read more

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My period has lasted 8 days during the 3rd week of my birth control pills what should I do? should I stop taking the pills or see if I come on week 4?

My period has lasted 8 days during the 3rd week of my birth control pills what should I do? should I stop taking the pills or see if I come on week 4?

Continue your pills: If you want protection then continue your birth control pills.If this breakthrough bleeding becomes a pattern you'll need to schedule an appointment. If you have not been taking your pills regularly you should do a home pregnancy test. Hopefully this was a one- time event and you will bleed normally next cycle. ...Read more

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Im on birth control pill this month I started having a dark discharge. Started a week before the 21 cycle finished and during period days (instead)

Im on birth control pill this month I started having a dark discharge. Started a week before the 21 cycle finished and during period days (instead)

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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How should I use birth control pills for the first time I have a 28 days pills i want to know if should I have it everyday right after my period ends and if I have to use them during the next period,

How should I use birth control pills for the first time I have a 28 days pills i want to know if should I have it  everyday right after my period ends  and if I have to use them during the next period,

If : If you are taking the combined estrogen and Progesterone pills (this is the most common type) you can start them at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away and will not need to use a backup method of birth control. That means that if your period starts on a sunday morning, you can start the pill up to friday morning to be protected right away. If you start at any other time during your menstrual cycle, you will be protected from pregnancy after seven days. Use a condom, diaphragm, or sponge if you have intercourse during the first 7 days you are on the pill. I attached the planned parenthood website with lots of great information about the pill if you have any additional questions. You can also call the doctor who prescribed the pill for any additional information. ...Read more

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If i always have a brown discharge during "period" (no red) while taking birth control for many months, did birth control pill fail me?

If i always have a brown discharge during "period" (no red) while taking birth control for many months, did birth control pill fail me?

No.: No, it isn't a sign of 'failing', but. The birth control pills can definitely change the type, color, amount of bleeding that a woman has during her menses. Sometimes the 'period' becomes very light (sometimes the pills will cause menses to stop, which is an effect of the progestin hormone in the pills, and the type and amount of estrogen), or can become discharge, as you described. ...Read more

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Im at the end of my first week on birth control pills. My boyfriend will be in town during my period week, is it safe to skip my period?

Im at the end of my first week on birth control pills. My boyfriend will be in town during my period week, is it safe to skip my period?

I would think so.: Finish off the first three weeks of real pills and instead of taking the first placebo pill, go right into next month’s pack and start with the Day 1 pill. Bam, you just skipped your period. ...Read more

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If you get pregnant while in birth control pills would you still get a period during placebo week?

If you get pregnant while in birth control pills would you still get a period during placebo week?

Possibly yes: Whether on birth control or not, typically women who conceived will not get a menstrual period. However, some women do have their menstrual periods sometimes just a few cycles into their pregnancies, occasionally throughout the entire pregnancy. Having had a menstrual period is not a reliable indicator for a woman that she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can taking the Plan B pill while on birth control pills delay your period during the placebo week?

Can taking the Plan B pill while on birth control pills delay your period during the placebo week?

I believe so.: I am not a gynecologist, but my understanding is that Plan B is a high dose of hormones that induce shedding of the lining of the uterus (preventing an egg/embryo from implanting). Taking Plan B while taking placebo (which are sugar pills) will be like taking Plan B by itself. Bleeding based on a new schedule caused by Plan B may be earlier or l8r than usual depending on how ur body reacts. ...Read more

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Extremely heavy cramping and bleeding during period and my period is lasting longer. Why? I just started taking birth control and now diet pills

Extremely heavy cramping and bleeding during period and my period is lasting longer. Why? I just started taking birth control and now diet pills

Side effects: Your periods could be different due to the birth control pills and/or the diet pills, or may not be related to either. It is usually a good idea not to start more than one new medication at a time, because if something unusual like this happens, it is more difficult to determine what is going on. You may want to consider holding the diet pills and see how your next couple of periods with BCP. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i missed 2 birth control pills in a week ever since then I have had a light period and I have been sexually active during this time?

4 weeks ago i missed 2 birth control pills in a week ever since then I have had a light period and I have been sexually active during this time?

Breakthrough bleed : Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last. When you skip pills you trigger bleeding. The birth control pills will regulate eventually. Consider another birth control method if remembering to take your pill is hard. ...Read more

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Going on a trip on Wed, ended placebo birth control pills 8 days ago with min brown discharge. Will period come during new pack?

Difficult to tell: Birth control pills make women have lighter and shorter periods - sometimes no period at all. In this scenario your period should not come, after you started a new pack. Not knowing more details about the situation makes it difficult to gauge, what may happen. Neither can pregnancy be excluded - it may be an idea to take a pregnancy test, to at least have the peace of mind of not being pregnant. ...Read more

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I stopped my birth control pills 15 days ago during my period we are ttc and now i'm having unusual ovulation pains. Could i be pregnant?

Doubtful : Ovulation may return within 2 to 4 weeks after stopping the pill, but implantation doesn't occur until roughly 7 to 9 days after ovulation.The pains that you're having maybe ovulation but not necessarily pregnancy pain. ...Read more

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Does having a withdrawal bleed during the week of inactive pills on birth control pills mean you are not pregnant like a period off the pill does?

Does having a withdrawal bleed during the week of inactive pills on birth control pills mean you are not pregnant like a period off the pill does?

Almost always: If you get your withdrawal bleeding on the last week of pills, you are almost certainly not pregnant. That being said, nature is "wonderful"...If you think you may be pregnant , get a pregnancy test to make sure you are not. A home pg test will suffice. ...Read more

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I have migraines right before my period and during... Is it because of my birth control pills? I'm on trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)

I have migraines right before my period and during... Is it because of my birth control pills? I'm on trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)

Menstrual migraine: Hard to say whether female hormones do or do not cause more migraines, as studies have failed to pin down well. However, if your patterns are regular, you might try some Frova (frovatriptan) for a few days prior to menses as this may prevent headaches. Of course you could work with gynecologist, and maybe find a different agent, but odds of success are low. ...Read more

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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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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more