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Can You Wait The Week For Placebo Pills But Just Not Take Them So You Still Get A Period
No need to take them: If you do not take your Placebo Pills, you will still get your period provided you wait the same amount of days as the number of placebo pills before starting your next pill pack. If your pill pack has 21 active and 7 placebo pills, then start the next pill pack on Day #8 AFTER finishing your 21 active pills. If your pill pack had 4 placebo pills, then start next pill pack on Day #5. ...Read more
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
If you get pregnant while in birth control pills would you still get a period during placebo week?
Possibly yes: Whether on birth control or not, typically women who conceived will not get a menstrual period. However, some women do have their menstrual periods sometimes just a few cycles into their pregnancies, occasionally throughout the entire pregnancy. Having had a menstrual period is not a reliable indicator for a woman that she is not pregnant. ...Read more
Skipped period on birthcontrol & now bleeding 1 week before period is supposed to start. Can i just take my placebo pills now to get period over with?
Is okay to skip placebo pills in birthcontrol? If I don't take them can I start the next pack of pills or do I need to skip a week to get a period?
If I'm on the pill but have not started my period yet. When should I take a test and do I still take my pills once my placebo week is over?
I started my period a week early on active pills. I'm still bleeding very light been 9 days. So not sure if I take placebos now or active pulls from new pack? I called pharmacy and they instructed me to take another active pill today then continue with th
If you took your...: ... active pills while you were on your period, then you may have none left. If you wait another week to start your next pack, you could ovulate during that cycle. The safest thing is to start your next pack now. If the problem recurs, let your doctor know. Break thru bleeding & early periods may indicate that you need either higher dose or "stronger" OCP's to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Been on bc for 6 mos Had unprotected sex the first day of my period. Does the pill still work during placebo week? Can i still get pregnant?
Skipped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) placebo pills a week ago but want to induce my period. is it safe to take the placebo pills this week or should i wait for the next cycle?
WAIT!: If I understand you correctly, taking the second round of placebo right after the first, you could easily ovulate with this cycle. Generally, the worst time to miss pills is during the first week of active pills. The Pill needs to be taken as prescribed in order to be maximally effective at preventing pregnancy. If I misunderstood, please resubmit your ? with clarification. ...Read more
If you miss the last day of your BCP and start your placebos and you period ends on Saturday and take your pill Sun and Mon are you safe still?
Safe: Yes but don't miss too many!Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you still get your period even if you haven't reached your placebo pills yet on your birth control?
Break through bleed: If you miss pills or take them late you can have what is called break through bleeding. Infections such as chlamydia can also cause this as can interactions with some other meds or this might not be the right pill for you. Be sure to use a condom to decrease the risk of infections and check with your doctor to know what is causing this. ...Read more
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
4. If I take placebo pills, does it stop my period or will still have my period?
5. What happen if I don't take the placebo pill & start a new pack?
On Gildess FE 6th pack, 4 placebo pills and still no period? I take pill same time everyday. Period usually starts 2nd placebo. When will it start?
Birthcontrol If I take placebo pills, does it stop my period or will still have my period? What happen if I don't take the placebo pill & start a new
Things don't change: The last week of pills in a 28-day pack are "inactive", so they do not change the effectiveness of the birth control pills if those last 7 pills are not taken. That means the effectiveness of the pack of pills is just as good, if one takes all 28 pills, or if one takes the first 21 pills, then takes nothing for 7 days, and then starts her next new pack of 28 pills. Withdrawal period still happens. ...Read more
Day 2 of placebos(get period day 3) condom broke guy ejaculated inside.Took Take Action less than hr after.Period still came next day.Did it not work?
?Question: Not quite sure what your question is? It sounds like you're having your period. If you are having you period, that means your egg was not fertilized and you are NOT pregnant. It also sounds like you had sex on or right near your period which would not be near ovulation or the fertile time for you to get pregnant anyway. I recommend you use the computer or library to educate yourself on ur cycle. ...Read more
I'm on the pill but haven't get my period on my placebo pill (this is last day). Have taken 2 tests and negative but still a little worried ?
Not to worry: Often times you will skip your periods whilst on the contraceptive pills. So if you have not missed any pills, and your pregnancy test is negative, all is well. Continue taking your pills as per schedule. If lack of menses bothers you, then discuss alternatives with your provider. ...Read more
On bc year & a half, always take it on time & use condom. Always get period on the first or second placebo pill & now I'm on my third with no symptoms?
Not to worry: Your period will probably come in another day or two. This is not unusual. Not getting your period at all could even happen....hormonal fluctuations continue even when you are on the pill. I would not worry about pregnancy, but if another cycle goes by without withdrawal bleeding, you should contact your doctor to discuss. Best wishes:) ...Read more
I'm on day 2 of placebo pills on birth control and still no period with only 2 placebos left. When will i get my period? It's my 1st month on the pill
You may not: Sometimes birth control pills will lighten your period so much that you will hardly notice or you may stop altogether. You can always take a pregnancy test if you've been sexually active, if negative, the pills have likely just suppressed menstruation. Start new pack the next sunday, as usual. ...Read more
Missed a dose in week 3 (so took 2 active pills the next day) i now have brownish period during my placebos. Am i ovulating? Or am i still protected?
Should be safe:
Missing a single pill in week three will not lead to ovulation in most if not all cases. Taking a second pill the next day was the right thing to do.
Used correctly, ocps have a 99% success rate over the course of a year. In actual practice, they are about 92% effective, mostly because people miss pills from time to time, as you have. ...Read more
I've been on the bc where you get your period every three months. I'm on the last week and still haven't gotten my period four days into the placebo?
Not uncommon...: ...As your uterine lining is thin from the pill and there may be very little to shed. Do a pregnancy test if you are worried, but do not stop the pill without talking to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you should be, to be safe do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Dont get period cuz of lolo bc. would taking a hpt during placebo week be accurate? grinded w/ bf, no sex, then a week later i started placebo pill
Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
Accidentally skipped placebo week. On 875 mg of amox. Kept taking active pills and still had my period what do I do? Two weeks I have another placebo
If you were to fall pregnant on the pill, at the time of your period (placebo pill week), would you still bleed like you normally would?
Pregnant on pill: Usually not because pill hormone doses are low but you can bleed despite being pregnant because the drop in hormones during the pill period week can trigger bleeding for some women. That is why with bleeding on the pill checking a pregnancy test is important. Pregnancy itself can also cause some bleeding sometimes and it can seem like it is pill bleeding. ...Read more
Is it okay to take birth control placebo pills a week early in order to avoid getting period during a certain week? Or just skip the period?
What does discard placebo tabs mean on my birth control? skip the pills and wait a week for a period or just start the new pack right away ?or both?
Could be both...: With great freedom comes great responsibility. A woman is free to choose whether or not she wants to have a period (called a withdrawal period). Her responsibility is to talk with her doctor and remember what was said. If the plan was to skip the period, then she skips the placebos and starts the next pack right away. If she wants a period, she waits usually a week before starting the next pack. ...Read more
I just ended my third month on the pill. Last month I only had light spotting instead of my period and now this month it is just dark brown discharge. Only three days in on my placebo week, but I am starting to get worried. What do you suggest?
Day 2 placebo no period no cramps just sore nipples, worried about pregnancy last month spotted 2 weeks. I take pills around same time, Preg test NEG?
Hmmm....: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
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