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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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Will taking Plan B one step when on birth control make your period late?

Will taking Plan B one step when on birth control make your period late?

Ok: There is no need to take plan B if you are on birth control and taking it every day. Plan B is birth control pills. Don't use plan B when you are on birth control. Yes, it could interfere with your period. By the way I hope you are asking this for someone else as your profile says you are male. ...Read more

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Can switch from aviane to alysena birth control make your period late or very short?

Can switch from aviane to alysena birth control make your period late or very short?

Yes: If you take birthcontrol pills for a while your lining inside your uterus gets very thin and it is possible to bleed little or none at all especially with the current newer birthcontrol pills. This is normal. If there is any chance you could be pregnant (if you skipped/missed pills, had diarrhea or were on antibiotics) do a test or see your doctor! ...Read more

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If you start a birth control pack late, will it make your period late that month?

If you start a birth control pack late, will it make your period late that month?

Shifts the period: If you start your new pack of pills several days late, they may not prevent ovulation. You could become pregnant. If the pills do prevent you from ovulation in that cycle, then your period will come while on the placebo pills at the end of the pack - just as it should. ...Read more

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If you start a birth control pack late, will that make your period late I am on first pack and forgot.?

If you start a birth control pack late, will that make your period late I am on first pack and forgot.?

Add condoms: You will have a period when you take the placebo pills (often a different color) or when you stop taking pills for a week, depending on the brand of pills you use. If you start a new pack few days late, take a pill as soon as you remember, and use a back-up method (like condoms) for at least seven days. If you have a hard time remembering, talk to your doctor about other options. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause late period?

Can birth control cause late period?

Possibly.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a late period after stopping birth control?

Amennorhea: Yes an irregular period may come because of hormone bnormalities afterstopping the pill one should monitor the menses and use an alternate form of birthcontrol until periods regularize. ...Read more

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Late period, unsure if I should start new birth control pack?

Late period, unsure if I should start new birth control pack?

Yes, if no misses: If you took your oral contraceptive everyday at about the same time each day without missing any, then start your new pack of pills. Often the endometrium is kept minimal with the pills and there is very little bleeding. If you missed pills then do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Taking birth control consecutivly every month without stopping for a period. Sexually active, now want a period. Period late. Help?

Taking birth control consecutivly every month without stopping for a period. Sexually active, now want a period. Period late. Help?

May be ok: After being on the ocp for months the lining of the uterus will be thin (not a lot of blood). When you stop the pill it may take a while (a month or so) for the lining to build up. ...Read more

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I recently switched birth control pills from 28 day 1/20 to 21 day 1.5/30, and 1 day late period. Could the switch be causing it?

I recently switched birth control pills from 28 day 1/20 to 21 day 1.5/30, and 1 day late period. Could the switch be causing it?

Yes: Changing oral contraceptive formulations can affect your next 1 to 3 menstrual cycles. Not to worry as long as you have been taking your pills correctly and consistently. If not, check a pregnancy test.

Take Care! ...Read more

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What to do if I have bleeding when I take birth control, stopped taking it & stopped bleeding, late period & bleeding during sex?

What to do if I have bleeding when I take birth control, stopped taking it & stopped bleeding, late period & bleeding during sex?

Take pregnancy test: Late periods can always indicate possible pregnancy. Bleeding during sex can indicate infection so you should have cultures for infection from gynecologist Also you will need a pap if not done recently. Bleeding on birth control pills during first few months using as your body gets used to hormones is common. Also given your age your lack of period may indicate you are staring menopause change ...Read more

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If I take birth control 2 days before my period, and then I took 5 of those pills as emergency conception, would that make my period late?

If I take birth control 2 days before my period, and then I took 5 of those pills as emergency conception, would that make my period late?

See an OB: Wait until your period is at least 7 -10 days late and take a urine pregnancy test. Depending on your sexual activity and how you were using birth control, it sounds more likely that you are pregnant if you just started birth control 2 days before your period. The most important time to be taking pills is every day up until you ovulate, and a safe period of time afterwards. ...Read more

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How much can switching birth control method affect your cycle? Went from nuvaring to bc pill for 1 month & back to nuvaring. Late period in 1st month

How much can switching birth control method affect your cycle? Went from nuvaring to bc pill for 1 month & back to nuvaring. Late period in 1st month

Somewhat: Both products have estrogen and progestin but the progestins are slightly different & absorption rate is a different. Both recommend being consistent with time of day dosing or insertion. I would not be surprised by a 3-5 days late, but would not expect you to miss a period all together. If that happened, please check a pregnancy test. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm now on my 6th day past when I should have started my period. I have the Paragard as my birth control, what couof be causing my late period?

I'm now on my 6th day past when I should have started my period. I have the Paragard as my birth control, what couof be causing my late period?

Many causes: 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

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2 week late period, negative test, no symptoms, perfect birth control use for 1.5 years and used condoms, could exercise and stress change cycle?

2 week late period, negative test, no symptoms, perfect birth control use for 1.5 years and used condoms, could exercise and stress change cycle?

Potentially: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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Late period by 3 days. Now having cramping no bleeding. Could I be pregnant. Or could it be the birth control?

Late period by 3 days. Now having cramping no bleeding. Could I be pregnant. Or could it be the birth control?

IT could be from: oral contraceptive. Go ahead and test. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Since I stopped my birth control sprintec would it make my period late? I took a pregnancy test it came back negative. What could it be?

Since I stopped my birth control sprintec would it make my period late? I took a pregnancy test it came back negative. What could it be?

Menstrual: Irregularities are not uncommon and one of the causes is anovulatory cycle. If you miss one more period, it would be prudent to see your doctor. You may consult this site for more info in this subject.

http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes. Aspx
you may wish to repeat the pregnancy test in 4-5 days, use first morning urine and follow instructions in the kit. ...Read more

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Late period, now light bleeding with no cramps. Not on birth control, and had some sexual activity with bf not to include full penetration. Worried?

Late period, now light bleeding with no cramps. Not on birth control, and had some sexual activity with bf not to include full penetration. Worried?

Irregular periods: 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

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21 f on birth control, period started late, period lighter than normal, pain in my belly that's not normal, been tired a lot more lately. What wrong?

21 f on birth control, period started late, period lighter than normal, pain in my belly that's not normal, been tired a lot more lately. What wrong?

Suppression: I am focused on the fatigue. BCP can suppress testosterone in young women significantly enough to cause loss of energy, fatigue and loss of sex drive. BCP can suppress bleeding so that menses may be lighter. Belly pain may be unrelated and bowel related. Ultrasound would help rule out pelvic issues that may cause pain. ...Read more

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July After period, missed some birth control, unprotected sex, Aug. Period late, lasted normal time length, now bad cramps pink spotting what is this?

July After period, missed some birth control, unprotected sex, Aug. Period late, lasted normal time length, now bad cramps pink spotting what is this?

More information: It's possible that this is your period? Would need more specific dates to answer in an educated manner. If it's too soon for your period, then you could have some breakthrough bleeding. Bad cramping is typically caused by the lining of the uterus shedding and passing through the cervix. Ibuprofen can help with cramps, 600mg is a good dose. ...Read more

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Just got off birth control and have a late period and really bad cramping, but 2 negative pregnancy tests what does this mean?

Just got off birth control and have a late period and really bad cramping, but 2 negative pregnancy tests what does this mean?

Hormones readjusting: Most birth control works by providing hormones that cause the body to act like it is pregnant. It is these hormonal changes that cause the body not to release an egg to be fertilized, thereby preventing pregnancy. It is not at all unusual for it to take the body a few months to adjust to the hormonal changes. Don't be concerned if it takes a while for your body to readjust. ...Read more

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Why do I have a Late period? Virgin, no cramps which is usual, no birth control, periods are usually on time, clear discharge and smells like period

Late period question: Since you state you are not having sex, clearly you are not pregnant. There are many reason for the menstrual cycle to change timing. This could be from travel, changing time zones, stress at home, school or work, extreme weight change and many other causes. ...Read more

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Period late, im on birth control hvent missed a pill this month, had sex day of ovulation, never happend before, am I pregnant? Period always on time

Many possibilities: The combination birth control pills prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation (almost all the time), so you weren't likely having sex on the day of ovulation. Taking them consistently is important for them to be effective. If you've been on the pill for a long time, bleeding can slow down or stop. But to be sure--take a home pregnancy test, keep taking the pill, and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Period late then light bleeding. On birth control. Nauseous, throwing up. Husband pulls out. Took a home test. Came back negative. Am I pregnant?

Period late then light bleeding. On birth control. Nauseous, throwing up. Husband pulls out. Took a home test. Came back negative. Am I pregnant?

Less likely: If you are on regular birth control, and have had a negative pregnancy test it is less likely you are pregnant. If still late see your doctor for more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a late period, I am currently experiencing spotting I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative I am on birth control. Am I pregnant?

I have a late period, I am currently experiencing spotting I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative I am on birth control. Am I pregnant?

Possibly: The most common cause of missed periods is pregnancy, but there are other causes. A pregnancy test should be first, and then other causes can be considered-- like hormone imbalances. Also some abnormal pregnancies (tubal or ectopic pregnancy) can be serious, even fatal, and may have a negative test. Thus you should see your doctor to figure out why you've missed your period. ...Read more