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Doubling Up On The Pill To Stop Your Period
If you're coming up to the days of your period but you start taking the combined pill, will it stop your period coming on that month?
Not likely: Ovulation is a rather delicate/complex process that usually takes about 2 weeks from the start of the cycle to time of ovulation.. Regular use/timely use of ocp interferes with this process an thus prevents ovulation, but it is not likely to be effective if taking it only on the night/day of ovulation that is about to occur. The "morning-after pill" can stop pregnancy if needed. Consult doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The cycle in which the pill is initiated will be unaffected. Later cycles should see some beneficial efffects. ...Read more
When on the contraceptive pill and you start on the white sugar pills how long taking them will your period start?
Varies: Your period on pills starts because of the drop in hormonal levels. How long this takes varies from woman to woman and from pill to pill. It is usually pretty much the same from cycle to cycle for the same woman on the same pill unless she is sick or takes a new medicine. Hope this helps. ...Read more
On cerelle mini pill bleeding told to double the dose how long till the pill to work to stop my bleeding?
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
No: Normally antibiotics should not cause problems with your period. However, the condition that the antibiotics are treating might. ...Read more
I missed the first pill of my new pack of birth control pills but doubled up the next day. Would that be enough for ovulation to occur?
I'm on monophase21pill contraceptive&my next bleed falls on the exact dates of my honeymoon.Is it safe to take eg.30pills at once, then back to normal?
Does my daughter need to double up on her BCP if she missed one of the last week (placebo) pills?
If my period came 3 days early on birth control can I start the new pack early (on sugar pills) make it the same amount of time it normally would?
Continue: just continue the pills as you normally would ...Read more
Is it okay to take your last birth control pill on saturday and then start your new pack of birth control on sunday so that you skip a period?
Yes: This is what we call "extended cycle" and it's perfectly fine to do. ...Read more
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