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Can I Take Contraceptive Pills On The Second Day Of Menstruation
Doesnt have to be: Birth control pills are most effective when taken early in a menstrual cycle. But day 2, 3 or 4 is ok. This is done to prevent the brain from sending signals to the ovary to make an egg. Those signals begin very early in the menstrual cycle. By starting early you decrease that effect. Therefor ovualation is less likely and the endometrial lining stays thin. ...Read more
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
To start pills: if it first time taking pills, start active pills with 1st day of period. then just follow pill pack, start new pack when you finish last pill (28 day). ...Read more
After taking all 21 active oral contraceptive tabs, starting the first tab on the day of a medicinal abortion, should my period come now during the placebo pills of the pack like normal?
Not necessarily: The pills will prevent you from getting pregnant, while you take them as prescribed, but your bleeding pattern may be off for a cycle or two, ie., even while you are on the active pills, you may experience bleeding. Do not let that keep you from stopping/skipping pills. If the cycle is still irregular in 3 months, re-evaluate. ...Read more
Yes: This isn't a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Question ?: There are different options for when to start the first pill of your new contraceptive. Some women start on the sunday of the week in which they start bleeding; others start on the fifth day of their cycle. Please check with your healthcare provider who prescribed the pill, since once you start the first pill pack, you shouldn't have to wonder when to start the next pack. ...Read more
Today is the first day of my period do I start the bcp pills on active pills or sugar pills this is the first time?
If the period does not come on the last day of taking white pill(1st pack of yaz), still start a new pack the day after?When do u take pregnant test?
I've had mixed reactions regarding the effectiveness of the birth control pill in the first month. Is a secondary method of contraception absolutely required if I am on say, day fourteen of my first pack of pills? Or can I place reliance on the pills alon
Read pkg insert: There are different strengths of bcp's and so advice on this issue varies. Read the package insert you were given for your brand or look it up and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. If, still in doubt, use protection for all of the first months. After all, you don't want to get pregnant! ...Read more
I'm on the 1st pill of my 6th bc pill pack.Didn't have a period on my previous pack during any of the placebos. I take my pills regularly. Pregnancy?
Possible: Although unlikely, you can still get pregnant on the pill Did you take any new medication last month, like an antibiotic? Check a pregnancy test. If negative, repeat in a week. If negative, see your doctor if it happens again, or if you have other symptoms, or pain, fever, discharge, etc. ...Read more
Can i start my contraceptive pills anytime? Not on the first day of menstruation because I have irregular period.
Yes: You can safely start oral contraceptives at any time in the cycle. If you start the pill on the first day of your period, then you would be protected immediately. In your case, start the pill any day but be aware that you need to be on the pill for at least two weeks before you would have effective contraception. ...Read more
Does taking EC while on bcp change your protection of the bcp for the rest of the pill pack? Took Plan B but never missed a pill & took at same time
No: No, the EC does not effect the effectiveness of the other birth control you were already on and actually if you were already on a hormonal birth control method and were taking it properly every day then there was probably no need to even take the EC as you were already covered by the daily birth control pill you were already taking. So you should be more than fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi I started birth control pills on day 3 of my cycle. I had unprotected sex on the 6th day of taking birth control. Do I need to take the plan b pill?
No: If you started your birth control pills on day 3 of your cycle, you are protected and don't need Plan B. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What is the least amount of placebo pills I can take before i start my new package of birth control pills?
How long does it take for Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to become effect(without condoms&prevent preg)? If i take the pill (for the first time) on the first day of the period
Some thoughts...: If the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not fully effective that first pack of pills (or maybe the first 2 packs), then a woman might ovulate. If she ovulates, then she is fertile around ovulation, which is about days 11-16 for a very regular 28-day cycle. But, she is not fertile (due to her period, not due to starting yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)) when she is having her regular period of 5 days or so, when she first starts her first pack of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). ...Read more
I donot take contraceptive. We had unprotected sex on second day of my period. Can i take the pill in order to avoid pregnancy during periods?
This is the first time taking birth control. Will i get my period for sure while i take the white pills of alesse 28?
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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