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Missed3 pills first week, two in a row. Had 3 days light spotting mid cycle, no period during placebo week. Had sex using pullout method. Possible preg?

Missed3 pills first week, two in a row. Had 3 days light spotting mid cycle, no period during placebo week. Had sex using pullout method. Possible preg?

Low chances, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a withdrawal period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular withdrawal period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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I've been taking Camrese since March and now on third day of placebo pills but still no period, is this normal for first cycle?

I've been taking Camrese since March and now on third day of placebo pills but still no period, is this normal for first cycle?

It can be normal...: For any birth control on any cycle. Some birth control pills have been known for causing such light bleeding during the menstrual cycle that it is undetectable. So there is usually nothing to worry about. Of course, if pregnancy symptoms start to occur, just take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I was previously on depo shot and switched to seasonique. I am on my placebo pills but still no period?

I was previously on depo shot and switched to seasonique. I am on my placebo pills but still no period?

Probably normal: The effects of Depo can last a long time and sometimes there is no bleeding on the inactive pills of Seasonique. Neither case is cause for alarm, and a home pregnancy test is the only thing you might consider doing (more for peace of mind than an actual expectation it could be positive). ...Read more

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I switched from nortrel 7/7/7 to Kariva and this is my first month on kariva, I'm on my placebo week with no period?

I switched from nortrel 7/7/7 to Kariva and this is my first month on kariva, I'm on my placebo week with no period?

Adjustment: It can take up to 3 months for your body to adjust to a change in birth control pills. Kariva is a very low dose pill with only 20 micrograms of estrogen so it does not stimulate much lining to grow and therefore makes periods VERY short and light. In some cases this means just spotting for a day and more frequent missed periods. The progestin gives you contraception and is still providing this. ...Read more

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Just finished 6th pack of Gildess FE. No period happened on placebos this month. I take pill same time every day. What could be wrong? I'm worried

Just finished 6th pack of Gildess FE. No period happened on placebos this month. I take pill same time every day. What could be wrong? I'm worried

Amenorrhea: Pregnancy is one possibility, so check a test. However, it is very common to have no period or a much lighter period on the pill. Its a very healthy side effect, but some women get concerned because of anxiety of being pregnant possibly. You can also have no period for up to 6 months or so after stopping a pill. Again, this is a common normal side effect. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Happens sometimes: Not too uncommon to have no period when using a low-dose birth control pill. Suggest taking a urine pregnancy test, and if negative, continue taking the pill as directed. You may also want to double-check with your own doctor for further advice. ...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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If I start my period 9 days before my placebo pills and if I take my placebo pills and no period comes on does that mean I should stop taking bc pills?

If I start my period 9 days before my placebo pills and if I take my placebo pills and no period comes on does that mean I should stop taking bc pills?

Birth control: No. Continue to take your pills consistently every day. Your cycles will regulate themselves over time. If persistent irregularity, you may need a different birth control. ...Read more

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On placebo week, no period. Is it because I switched to Depo shot in the middle of my pack? I finished the pack after 1st shot, no period normal?

Depo: Need to check pregnancy test as well to be sure that is not the reason. Pretty fast resonse to the Depo-Provera if that is the reason for no period but I have seen this in the past. Good luck. ...Read more

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This is my first month on the pill and I didn't start my period the first day of placebo pills. I'm now on the second day with no period. Means????

This is my first month on the pill and I didn't start my period the first day of placebo pills. I'm now on the second day with no period. Means????

Means nothing: It means you should continue taking the pill once per day. It may take a few days for bleeding to start. It is not rare to miss a cycle when on the pill either. If you are concerned you may be pregnant take a pregnancy test ...Read more

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3rd month BC, unprotected mid 3rd month. On first day placebo, no period yet. One day missed but took 2 the next day, since then always on time, prego?

BCP: Based on how you have been taking your pills you should be well protected. It is not unusual for periods to not start until 2-3 days on placebo. If you do not have a period at all then take a pregnancy test, preferably a serum test at your physicians office prior to starting the next pack. ...Read more

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Took next choice while on the placebo window of birth control--no period?

Took next choice while on the placebo window of birth control--no period?

Emergency contracept: Side effects can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort / cramping or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take a pregnancy test & notify your doctor if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Skipped last week of Nortrel birth control and started a new pack, didn't get a period, took placebos second month but still no period? Why?

Skipped last week of Nortrel birth control and started a new pack, didn't get a period, took placebos second month but still no period? Why?

Pregnant?: You may be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test. If it is negative you may have had no period or very little period when you were on placebo pills after skipping your period. Bcp can decrease the amount of bleeding or can eliminate bleeding during the placebo week. ...Read more

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On Junel Fe 1/20 on the 3rd month. First period regular, second lighter, now none? Done with placebo week no period. Neg preg. Test. What's wrong?

On Junel Fe 1/20 on the 3rd month. First period regular, second lighter, now none? Done with placebo week no period. Neg preg. Test. What's wrong?

Low dose: The Junel Fe 1/20 has a very low dose of estrogen so there is very little stimulation for the uterine lining to grow. Little lining means little to slough off with your period thus periods become very light and it is common to skip periods. This is safe and normal and for some very desirable. If it bothers you, discuss a higher dose pill with your doctor. It might be the answer for you. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Had a light period on the 3rd week of the active pill but no period on placebo. I'm taking norgestimate ethinyl estradiol. Is this normal?

Had a light period on the 3rd week of the active pill but no period on placebo. I'm taking norgestimate ethinyl estradiol. Is this normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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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Is it possible to ovulate a day after taking your last active bcp? I have stretchy egg white discharge but no period and I'm 4days into the placebos?

Is it possible to ovulate a day after taking your last active bcp? I have stretchy egg white discharge but no period and I'm 4days into the placebos?

Not likely: If you took your pills regularly and did not miss any, it is unlikely that you ovulated after the active pills. Your upcoming period may be light or brown but if you are concerned, do a pregnancy test if you have been sexually active. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to skip my placebo's twice in a row for alesse 21 so I have no period or bad cramps for 2 months? Its my second month on the pill.

Is it safe for me to skip my placebo's twice in a row for alesse 21 so I have no period or bad cramps for 2 months? Its my second month on the pill.

Yes: There are no studies that have yet to show that skipping your period by not taking the placebo has an harmful effects on your health. You may not be able to continue filling your prescription early on a continuous basis, however. If this is the approach you want to take, consider taking a birth control pill that's made for this use - such as Lybrel, Seasonale, or Seasonique. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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