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Placebo (Definition)

Placebos are generally medications and sometimes physical or psychological substitutes which in themselves have no known effect but which cause the patient to feel as if they are getting some effect. They depend upon patient expectations and the fact that there is a strong psychological component ...Read more


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If i'm on birth control and i don't have a period, am i still fertile? The way i take my pill is not suggested. I don't take placebo pill, i start new

If i'm on birth control and i don't have a period, am i still fertile? The way i take my pill is not suggested. I don't take placebo pill, i start new

U can take the pill: Continuously without taking the placebo pill, taht is fine , that way you will not get a period and as long as u take the pill everyday you should not get pregnant, I have many pts taking the pill continuously without ever taking the placebo pills. ...Read more

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I'm taking tri sprintec birth control pills. Every 4 weeks, i take placebos & have a period. Is there any birth control to take to stop having period?

I'm taking tri sprintec birth control pills. Every 4 weeks, i take placebos & have a period. Is there any birth control to take to stop having period?

Not competely: The lining of the uterus needs to resurface to stay healthy. Laike any surface of the body it only lasts so long. Longest without a period would be three months. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have a period on Depo shot?Got first shot in the middle of my pack of birth control pills, finished pack now no period on placebo?

Is it normal to not have a period on Depo shot?Got first shot in the middle of my pack of birth control pills, finished pack now no period on placebo?

Yes: When you get a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in the middle of a birth control pill pack, it is very likely that you will get a delayed period or no period at all. To be safe you may do a pregnancy test. After it is negative, as long as you take your future injections of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) on time, you will be protected and it is normal to not have any menses during the time. ...Read more

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Period will start on wedding day. Can i skip triphasic ocp placebo and take continuous estrogen/progesterone to prevent period?

Period will start on wedding day. Can i skip triphasic ocp placebo and take continuous estrogen/progesterone to prevent period?

No: That may cause some breakthrough bleeding. You may need to switch to a monophasic for a cycle or 2 and then skip the placebo on that or take phase 3 from other packs and continue that till you are ready to get a period. ...Read more

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Been taking OCP Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) placebo since Saturday just gone and still no period and not pregnant, should I start a new pack or keep waiting for period?

Been taking OCP Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) placebo since Saturday just gone and still no period and not pregnant, should I start a new pack or keep waiting for period?

Re-start pill now: It is common for low dose contraceptives to NOT produce anything other than slight brown period "bleeding" or no "bleeding" at all to remind you when to start the next pack. As long as you took the pill everyday as directed, the pill "period" is only hormonal withdrawal bleeding, and denotes only the aforementioned need to re-start the next pack. ...Read more

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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?

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

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No sex this cycle of birth control, on 3rd day of placebo pill and no period what could it be?

No sex this cycle of birth control, on 3rd day of placebo pill and no period what could it be?

Normal: It is normal for some women to not have a cycle when on birth control pills even if you normally do. Some pills are designed for this. ...Read more

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I am on day 4 of my placebo pill for my birth control and I still don't have my period. Why?

I am on day 4 of my placebo pill for my birth control and I still don't have my period. Why?

Be patient: Is this the first month you are on it? your period should come soon. Even if it doesn't, start the new package as scheduled, and talk to your doctor about this problem. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control, I'm supposed to start my period today. It's 4:45pm why haven't I started yet? I've taken every pill, I'm on placebos now.

I'm on birth control, I'm supposed to start my period today. It's 4:45pm why haven't I started yet? I've taken every pill, I'm on placebos now.

May be stress: Usually stress delays a period. Other less frequent causes are strenous physical exercises, change in diet, an illness , started taking medication other than bcp, etc. If miss the period take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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?

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

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On the 4th placebo pill first month of birth control and am on my period. Is it normal for it to be really heavy? How many days is it supposed to last

On the 4th placebo pill first month of birth control and am on my period. Is it normal for it to be really heavy? How many days is it supposed to last

Birth control: Normally oral birth control LIGHTENS the flow so perhaps you are on the wrong one. certain brands work for certain people. Suggest you revisit your GYN and ask about Lo-Estren as it has been good for most of my patients ...Read more

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Is birth control pill still effective if you get your period at a time other than the placebo week?

Is birth control pill still effective if you get your period at a time other than the placebo week?

Breakthrough bleedin: 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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