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Delayed period on birth control, never happened before please help?

Delayed period on birth control, never happened before please help?

Probably normal: As long as you haven't missed any pills, missing a period while on the pill is usually pretty normal. I'd do a pregnancy test just to be sure. As long as it's negative, I would keep taking the pill. If it happens next month, you could change pills, or just go on without having periods, which is not harmful. ...Read more

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If I've been on birth control for over 6 months and take it correctly, and he pulls out, does it mean a delayed period means I am pregnant?

If I've been on birth control for over 6 months and take it correctly, and he pulls out, does it mean a delayed period means I am pregnant?

Likely not: Do you mean birth control pills? When taken correctly, at the same time every day, the pill has a failure rate <1%. Withdrawal alone has a much higher failure rate, but the 2 methods together have a low rate of failure to prevent pregnancy. If, by a "delayed period" your mean, a missed period, it can occur due to the pill. Check a pregnancy test to be sure, and if negative, keep taking the pills. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a delayed period after stopping birth control?

Is it normal to have a delayed period after stopping birth control?

It can be: Your cycles are sensitive to many things (e.g. Environmental factors like stress, weight loss/gain, etc...). Of course, a pregnancy should be ruled out asap. ...Read more

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Why do I have a Late period? Virgin, no cramps which is usual, no birth control, periods are usually on time, clear discharge and smells like period

Why do I have a Late period? Virgin, no cramps which is usual, no birth control, periods are usually on time, clear discharge and smells like period

Late period question: Since you state you are not having sex, clearly you are not pregnant. There are many reason for the menstrual cycle to change timing. This could be from travel, changing time zones, stress at home, school or work, extreme weight change and many other causes. ...Read more

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Can Evening Primrose Oil Help with delayed period? I am nod having period for more than 68 days. Can I take EPO parallelly with a birth control pill?

Can Evening Primrose Oil Help with delayed period? I am nod having period for more than 68 days. Can I take EPO parallelly with a birth control pill?

Birth control: The primrose oil is not likely to do much. The birth control pills will regulate your cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have red/brown discharge/spotting between irregular periods after ending 5 years birth control use?

Not always normal: This could be just hormonal adjustment after stopping birth control, however you need to speak with you gyn provider to check for pregnancy and other causes that my require further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Took plan B after broken condom because of delay in start of birth control pack, period should come soon, having brown discharge. Could I be pregnant?

Took plan B after broken condom because of delay in start of birth control pack, period should come soon, having brown discharge. Could I be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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Been on birth control for about a week, started after my period ended and now I have reddish brown discharge, is this normal, how long should it last?

Been on birth control for about a week, started after my period ended and now I have reddish brown discharge, is this normal, how long should it last?

Likely normal: It is very common to have spotting during your first couple months on new birth control while your body adjusts to the new hormones. Occasionally, people will spot the whole month of a new pill. This should stop by your 3rd month, and if not, talk with your doctor about a different pill. And get seen now if any pain, discharge, fever, or foul odor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bleeding when I take birth control, stopped taking it & stopped bleeding, late period & bleeding during sex?

What to do if I have bleeding when I take birth control, stopped taking it & stopped bleeding, late period & bleeding during sex?

Take pregnancy test: Late periods can always indicate possible pregnancy. Bleeding during sex can indicate infection so you should have cultures for infection from gynecologist Also you will need a pap if not done recently. Bleeding on birth control pills during first few months using as your body gets used to hormones is common. Also given your age your lack of period may indicate you are staring menopause change ...Read more

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Can birth control cause late period?

Can birth control cause late period?

Possibly.: 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

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Is it normal to have a late period after stopping birth control?

Amennorhea: Yes an irregular period may come because of hormone bnormalities afterstopping the pill one should monitor the menses and use an alternate form of birthcontrol until periods regularize. ...Read more

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I'm now on my 6th day past when I should have started my period. I have the Paragard as my birth control, what couof be causing my late period?

I'm now on my 6th day past when I should have started my period. I have the Paragard as my birth control, what couof be causing my late period?

Many causes: 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

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I recently switched birth control pills from 28 day 1/20 to 21 day 1.5/30, and 1 day late period. Could the switch be causing it?

I recently switched birth control pills from 28 day 1/20 to 21 day 1.5/30, and 1 day late period. Could the switch be causing it?

Yes: Changing oral contraceptive formulations can affect your next 1 to 3 menstrual cycles. Not to worry as long as you have been taking your pills correctly and consistently. If not, check a pregnancy test.

Take Care! ...Read more

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How much can switching birth control method affect your cycle? Went from nuvaring to bc pill for 1 month & back to nuvaring. Late period in 1st month

Somewhat: Both products have estrogen and progestin but the progestins are slightly different & absorption rate is a different. Both recommend being consistent with time of day dosing or insertion. I would not be surprised by a 3-5 days late, but would not expect you to miss a period all together. If that happened, please check a pregnancy test. Good luck. ...Read more

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2 week late period, negative test, no symptoms, perfect birth control use for 1.5 years and used condoms, could exercise and stress change cycle?

2 week late period, negative test, no symptoms, perfect birth control use for 1.5 years and used condoms, could exercise and stress change cycle?

Potentially: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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Late period, unsure if I should start new birth control pack?

Late period, unsure if I should start new birth control pack?

Yes, if no misses: If you took your oral contraceptive everyday at about the same time each day without missing any, then start your new pack of pills. Often the endometrium is kept minimal with the pills and there is very little bleeding. If you missed pills then do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Late period by 3 days. Now having cramping no bleeding. Could I be pregnant. Or could it be the birth control?

Late period by 3 days. Now having cramping no bleeding. Could I be pregnant. Or could it be the birth control?

IT could be from: oral contraceptive. Go ahead and test. 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Late period, now light bleeding with no cramps. Not on birth control, and had some sexual activity with bf not to include full penetration. Worried?

Late period, now light bleeding with no cramps. Not on birth control, and had some sexual activity with bf not to include full penetration. Worried?

Irregular periods: 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

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21 f on birth control, period started late, period lighter than normal, pain in my belly that's not normal, been tired a lot more lately. What wrong?

21 f on birth control, period started late, period lighter than normal, pain in my belly that's not normal, been tired a lot more lately. What wrong?

Suppression: I am focused on the fatigue. BCP can suppress testosterone in young women significantly enough to cause loss of energy, fatigue and loss of sex drive. BCP can suppress bleeding so that menses may be lighter. Belly pain may be unrelated and bowel related. Ultrasound would help rule out pelvic issues that may cause pain. ...Read more

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Just got off birth control and have a late period and really bad cramping, but 2 negative pregnancy tests what does this mean?

Just got off birth control and have a late period and really bad cramping, but 2 negative pregnancy tests what does this mean?

Hormones readjusting: Most birth control works by providing hormones that cause the body to act like it is pregnant. It is these hormonal changes that cause the body not to release an egg to be fertilized, thereby preventing pregnancy. It is not at all unusual for it to take the body a few months to adjust to the hormonal changes. Don't be concerned if it takes a while for your body to readjust. ...Read more

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I have a late period, I am currently experiencing spotting I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative I am on birth control. Am I pregnant?

I have a late period, I am currently experiencing spotting I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative I am on birth control. Am I pregnant?

Possibly: The most common cause of missed periods is pregnancy, but there are other causes. A pregnancy test should be first, and then other causes can be considered-- like hormone imbalances. Also some abnormal pregnancies (tubal or ectopic pregnancy) can be serious, even fatal, and may have a negative test. Thus you should see your doctor to figure out why you've missed your period. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for: late period, occasional cramping, & extremely sore breasts? I'm on birth control & I've taken 2 hpt, they were negative.

What could be the reason for: late period, occasional cramping, & extremely sore breasts? I'm on birth control & I've taken 2 hpt, they were negative.

Birth Control!: Actually, you may have answered your own question. There are different types of hormonal birth control. Some have estrogen and progestin, others just progestin. Both are capable of altering a cycle and causing sore bresats as your body "adapts" to the medication. It is usually nothing to stress about. Keep with your bc plans, and use it as directed.
A negative preg test is reassurring. ...Read more

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Why am I having a late period along with brown discharge?

Why am I having a late period along with brown discharge?

Don't know.: Brown d/c is likely old blood. 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Delayed period. Saw light brown discharge. Negative PT. Am I pregnant?

Delayed period. Saw light brown discharge. Negative PT. Am I pregnant?

Tests are accurate: 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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2 months ago, late period. Few weeks after, brown discharge for 2 weeks then back to normal. Last month, missed period. What's wrong?

2 months ago, late period. Few weeks after, brown discharge for 2 weeks then back to normal. Last month, missed period. What's wrong?

Needs Ob/Gyn: Periods are controlled by a normal 28 day rhythm that is a function of the lower brain. Commonest cause is related to poor diet since that affects the cycle but a pelvic examination is a good idea. ...Read more

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Brown discharge and week late period. What does this indicate?

Brown discharge and week late period. What does this indicate?

Not sure. Take HPT.: 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

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Contraception (Definition)

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Birth Control (Definition)

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