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Can You Take Birth Control While On Your Period Will It Last Longer Or Shorter
Likely shorter: When first starting the birth control pill (bcp), you can start the pill as soon as you start your period and lilely have a shorter period. Most bcp's have 7 inactive pills to allow for a period - some of the newer bcp's have only 4 inactive pills. If you start your new pack of pills after only 3 or 4 days of the inactive pills in your pack, your periods will be shorter. ...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
If you take birth control why you are on your period then you stop takeing it will you bleed longer?
I started my last row of birth control (the row you take on your period) 2 days ago and I'm not bleeding or anything. I started birth control 2 months ago on June 16th. But when I go to the bathroom my "area" is putting off the scent of period blood, like
Period Prob Coming:
Assuming you are taking the BCP properly, it is likely you are about to have your period. Depending on the BCP some women will notice lighter periods the longer they take them, that is normal. Of course if you missed pills, took certain abx and have been sexually active the first thing you should do is a preg test. If sex active and no period within next wk check preg test.
BCP's don't prevent STD. ...Read more
No: The pill usually decreases the amount of cramps you have. ...Read more
One per day: Birth control pills should be taken once per day. You take one pill every day for 28 days to complete the pack. Then the next day you start the next pack. You do not change this pattern if you are on your period. ...Read more
If it is: The pill it will regulate it to every 28 days. If it is the Depo-Provera shot it will eventually stop it. Of it is an IUD it differs depending on what it is. ...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
Yes: Sorry to stir the pot, but our bodies are set up amazingly well to make babies. If you absolutely don't want to become pregnant, always take your birth control and use condoms. Do not assume that there is a "safe time" to have unprotected sex when it comes to contraception -- people who do that are called parents. You don't want to be the one who says, "well, I didn't think I could get pregnant if. ...Read more
Is it normal to have more brownish black blood then fresh blood on your period after getting back on birth control? I've also had spotting.
Yes: Doesn't sound terribly worrisome. I'd wait a few weeks, even a few cycles before getting to your doctor. Unless, of course, the period is longer, more clotting or spotting, etc. Most likely it will normalize over a few cycles. ...Read more
I just got my menstrual period in the evening of april 30th til morning of May 2nd then it stopped. I'm also taking birth control pills. Is it normal?
Take a pregnancy: Test if it is negative then do not worry about the course of your period. It is normal. ...Read more
Is it more likely to get pregnant on your period? I've been sick. & taking antibiotcis earlier in the month & sometimes it make birth control stop working. Well yesterday was the first day of my period and I had sex. He went inside me but I have been taki
Hello.: Hello. No, you are much less likely to get pregnant if you have sex during your period. Sperm can live up to five days in a woman's body. If a woman ovulated shortly after her period, any sperm that were alive and motile from when she had intercourse, could lead to pregnancy. If you are taking certain antibiotics with birth control pills, you may need to use back up birthcontrol during that time and up to a week later to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more
Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.
Common problem: 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
I read that birth control makes your period last longer the first month you take it. Is that true?
1 month: Usually you should get your period after the first pill pack. ...Read more
Depends: If your periods were regular prior to using birth control pills, it is likely you will start again within a few weeks after stopping. However if you do not ovulate regularly on your own it may take much longer to have a normal period after stopping pills. ...Read more
Variable: For most women, birth control pills regulate cycles within 3 months although this variable. ...Read more
Do you absolutely have to take every birth control pill? Can you make your period come a few days earlier by not taking the last few? I'm on alesse
If you notice, certain pills are different colors and are essentially "empty pills" ie - have no hormonal components. They are designed to allow you to have withdrawal bleeding.
If you take those pills earlier or don't take pills towards the last 1/4 of your cycle, your period may come earlier than otherwise. Hope that helps! ...Read more
If you take active birth control pills when your period is in the middle of its cycle, will it cause prolonged bleeding? That happened to me.
Possibly: Was this the first time to start the pills? If so it may cause your cycle to be different. For prolonged bleeding I always think it is best to see your doctor- especially if it happens often ...Read more
The pill?: After stopping the pill, generally you will have a period a few days after the hormone pills are done and it should last the same time that other periods on the pill lasted. Usually, the next period off the pill will begin 3 -4 weeks later if your periods are regular off the pill. ...Read more
Period length: A normal cycle can be from 21-28 days. Lasting 2-7days. ...Read more
Varies: Usually at the end of the first cycle of pills you will get a period, it may be very short and scant. It can take several months for your body to settle into a rhythm. ...Read more
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