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I am taking the birth control pill without a break to stop period. How often is safe?

I am taking the birth control pill without a break to stop period. How often is safe?

Always.: It is safe to take birth control pills on a continuous basis - always take active pills - for as long as you like. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Can i get pregnant if am on birth control pill and have break through bleeding?

Can i get pregnant if am on birth control pill and have break through bleeding?

Yes but...: It's possible to get pregnant on the birth control pill, although it's unusual if you never miss a pill. Breakthrough bleeding does not increase your chance of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Taken birth control pill over with no break x3, am I bloated or pregnant from time I was off pill. Come off pill no period been 2 weeks?

Long course of BCP: without interruption does tend to cause more bloating and PMS symptoms, but one would expect some spotting or withdrawal bleeding unless a progestin only type BCP. A home pregnancy test will give you a reliable answer to pregnancy concern. If off BCP now, please continue protection if you continue to be sexually active. ...Read more

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Is birth control pill working correctly? After i've started haveing sex while on same pill i'm see break through bleedin some cycles. Shoulda switch?!

Breakthru bleeding : Depending on how long you have been taking the medication breakthrough bleeding can be quite common although it can also be a sign of noncompliance. So often times changing the type of birth control can reduce or eliminate breakthrough bleeding. Make sure you take the medication at the same time each day and whatever time is best for you to remember so you don't miss any doses if it continues contact your doctor to discuss alternative birth control methods or medications. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't bleed during the 7 day break on the birth control pill?

Depends: Some pills cause more suppression of the lining of the uterus, so that there isn't much lining to accumulate and bleed during the 7day pill-free interval; so that is not 'bad'or dangerous, but you would need sono/labs to make sure nothing else is preventing menstruation (like pregnancy...) . If labs/sono are normal then it is fine/safe to not have a period. If you want a period, may need to change. ...Read more

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If i miss a few birth control pills will I have break through periods?

If i miss a few birth control pills will I have break through periods?

Withdrawal: Withdrawal bleeding occurs at the end of each cycle when you move from the active pills to the placebo. So when you skip the pills for a few days you may bleed. ...Read more

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I take a birth control pill but when it comes for me to take my break in the pack I usually get headaches is this normal?

I take a birth control pill but when it comes for me to take my break in the pack I usually get headaches is this normal?

May be: There are newer type of pills that do away with most periods and you should consult your doctor for a change. See this site for information in this topic. http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/features/no-period-pills If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm taking birth control pill continuously. No period for months, but started bleeding a little since yesterday. Break through or irregular? Normal?

I'm taking birth control pill continuously. No period for months, but started bleeding a little since yesterday. Break through or irregular? Normal?

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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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