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Can You Be Late For Your Period On Birth Control
Usually no: But if u missed pills or didn't absorb the pills it is possible to be pregnant and the bleeding is not your period so if u are worried see yoru gyn for an exam and a blood preg test. ...Read more
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
A # of reasons.: 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
NO: Quite the opposite, that much bleeding is actually more of an indication of not being pregnant. Has something changed with her birth control and/or did she miss pills or take them late? Any of these can cause prolonged bleeding. And sometimes it just happens. If doesn't stop by a month, or gets heavier, associated pain, ill feeling, dizziness, then get evaluated sooner to figure out cause. ...Read more
Antibiotics should: Not cause your period to be delayed. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but more importantly, they can INTERFERE with the EFFECTIVENESS of the contraceptive effect of your pill. Whenever I prescrive antibiotics for my female patients on the pilll, I counsel them to use a barrier method (condom) for contraceptiive purposes. For how long depends on how long you are on the antibiotic and where you are in your pill pack. Delived quite a few babies from this. ...Read more
?question: Not quite sure of the question, but you would get your period on birth control pills, as the pills you take when bleeding are placebo pills just so your remember to take a pill daily. If you miss a pill, make sure you take the next day asap. Try not to miss a pill, as compliance with birth control is paramount to their effectiveness! good luck! ...Read more
When taking birth control, when you're on the brown pills for your last week can you get pregnant?
Need more info.: There are many, many pills out there and they will all have different coloration to depict the time when you are suppose to bleed (last row of pills). Some may be brown, some white or blue, etc. If you are taking your pills routinely and consistently, you will not get pregnant when you are on your last row. Keep in my mind that pills or not 100% perfect; it's rare but you can still become pregnant. ...Read more
Does sex during ovulation matter when you're on birth control? And can you still get your period on birth control if you were to get pregnant?
Usually breakthrough: The most common cause of this would be progestin breakthrough bleeding. The birth control pills can sometimes do such an effective job thinning the lining of the uterus that the lining becomes fragile and unstable and can bleed or shed unpredictably (and during the active pills, not during the placebo pills at the end of each pack.) could also be a cyst, polyp, fibroid or thyroid or other hormon. ...Read more
Birth control works: Not likely at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you have your period on active birth control pills and not bleed on the placebos? This happened to me this month been on bc for 5 months.
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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