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Is it possible for me to still take first pill on my 3rd day of menstruation?

Is it possible for me to still take first pill on my 3rd day of menstruation?

Yes: I assume you mean a birth control pill. They may be started up to the fifth day of menstruation but keep in mind that the first cycle may not be pregnancy protected. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I am on a 7 day break for my pill and now have a menstruation. Is it ok if I take the next pill a bit late from my usual schedule after the 7day break?

I am on a 7 day break for my pill and now have a menstruation. Is it ok if I take the next pill a bit late from my usual schedule after the 7day break?

Not ok: In order for birth control to be effective they need to be taken exactly as directed ---one pill daily. After the 7 days break you restart the next pack regardless of if you are bleeding or not. ...Read more

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My menstruation had been 2 months now. What pills will I take?

My menstruation had been 2 months now. What pills will I take?

Ocp: Any birth control pill could help regulate the cycle. You can use three pills for 2 days that 2 for two days than one a day and that would stop the cycle. ...Read more

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I take the last pill on august 11, 2014 then now is already august 17 my menstruation is light blood only. What does it mean doc?

I take the last pill on august 11, 2014 then now is already august 17 my menstruation is light blood only. What does it mean doc?

Normal effect of OCs: Most women will experience lighter periods while on the Pill. In fact, the Pill is sometimes prescribed to control heavy menstrual bleeding even in women who don't need it for contraception. There is no reason to stop taking the Pill because of this. Consider it a blessing. If, on occasional you don't have a period at all, you could do a Home Pregnancy test to make sure you're no pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I take pills even I don't have my mestruation?

Can I take pills even I don't have my mestruation?

Yes: Keep taking your BC pills as directed whether or not your are on your cycle. ...Read more

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I stopped menstruating yesterday and had sex at night and I use bc so it wass my first pill now the next day I missed what should I do?

I stopped menstruating yesterday and had sex at night and I use bc so it wass my first pill now the next day I missed what should I do?

Take pill now: The recommendation is that if you miss a pill take it as soon as you remember. Then take the next pill at its usual time. Being late for one pill at the beginning of a pill pack is unlikely to increase your chance of pregnancy much. ...Read more

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Started new pill middle month (not first day of menstraution). Now I keep getting my period mid-cycle and not on inactive tablets. Causes? Correctable?

Started new pill middle month (not first day of menstraution). Now I keep getting my period mid-cycle and not on inactive tablets. Causes? Correctable?

Need to restart.: It is best to stop the present pack of pills. You will bleed again. Wait till the following sunday and restart a brand new box of pills. Make sure you use additional contraception till the new box is completed. If continue to have irregular bleeding may need to adjust the dosage. ...Read more

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I missed 2days taking pills daphne, on 3rd day I take 3. is it possible get pregnanyt? Still beeastfeeding and still mo menstrual period

Yes possible: Anytime you miss your regular dosing of birth control pills, you increase the chance of pregnancy. You may also experience breakthrough bleeding. Use condoms until you have 5 or 6 days of taking your pills on time. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, my friend did little bit intercourse without any precautions during 5th day of menses. Should she take any contraceptive pill?

Hi doctor, my friend did little bit intercourse without any precautions during 5th day of menses. Should she take any contraceptive pill?

Depends: Pregnancy is possible with unprotected sex on any day of the menstrual cycle. It is much less likely during some days than others, but there are no "safe" days. If pregnancy is to be avoided, precautions should always be taken. ...Read more

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If a woman takes in without first seeing her mensuration, what will be the possible cause?

If a woman takes in without first seeing her mensuration, what will be the possible cause?

Please clarify: What is meant by "takes in". need to understand what is being asked before we can provide a helpful response. Take care. ...Read more

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My problen is about menstration period because my menstration is very irregular...If I take a pills my menstration is ok..

My problen is about menstration period because my menstration is very irregular...If I take a pills my menstration is ok..

Most likely hormones: Not working correctly, assuming you have had a work up by your gyn with an exam, blood work and an ultrasound and nothing strange was found, then u shoudl stay on tehepills assuming u do not have rprblems with them until u want to get preg, at that time u may or may not need reproductive help with medication. ...Read more

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Lmp: april 2013, I take marvelon pills june 23, (after negative test) Duphaston june 1-7, but no menstration yet? Wat will I do? Not finish yet my pill

Lmp: april 2013, I take marvelon pills june 23, (after negative test) Duphaston june 1-7, but no menstration yet? Wat will I do? Not finish yet my pill

Not sure: It isn't clear to me why you are taking both pills but a pure Progesterone pill like Duphaston could be preventing your period from occuring hormonally. I would check with your dr and see if it is still reasonable to continue both pills? ...Read more

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Which is the safest BC pill to take to stop menses and no or little side effects???

Which is the safest BC pill to take to stop menses and no or little side effects???

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: A Progesterone IUD is typically considered the most effective, reversible birth control method for those who want to stop their menstrual cycles. Other birth control methods can be used as well. Your doctor can prescribe birth control pills in a particular way to help prevent cycles. The brand of pills does not much matter. ...Read more

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Can BC pills be able to stop menses permanently?? And if they can then which pill to take?? And what precaution to take??

Can BC pills be able to stop menses permanently?? And if they can then which pill to take?? And what precaution to take??

Birth control: Birth control pills help regulate your period. Once you stop taking them your period will restart so the effect is not permanent. If you are trying to avoid having periods your doctor can prescribe birth control in particular ways to help you avoid bleeding. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is another great birth control method that often stops the menstrual cycle while you are on it. ...Read more

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I am taking BC pills for over a year to stop menses. Can I continue to take them or should I convert to 3 month cycle??

I am taking BC pills for over a year to stop menses. Can I continue to take them or should I convert to 3 month cycle??

Your choice: If you are not planning to be pregnant, you may choose the birth control that you prefer. There is no harm in not having periods.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I just picked up my first ever prescription for ocps. The insert says that I should wait until I have begun menstruating to take them. Is that true?

I just picked up my first ever prescription for ocps. The insert says that I should wait until I have begun menstruating to take them. Is that true?

Yes: Make sure you follow the instructions for best results. In general, what you find in the package insert is what was proven to the fda upon submission of the medication for use by the public. It is what is scientifically proven & reproducible. ...Read more

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