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Femodene Contraceptive Pill
Is it normal to have brown discharge and a little bit of blood instead of a period? i have no cramps and i take the femodene contraceptive pill.
Not uncommon: When you use birth control pills particularly low dose of pills a very thin lining on the uterus is created each month. When you take the sugar pills or placebo pills this lining begins to shed off and comes out as though it were a period.The quantity of bleeding frequently decreases and becomes dark very spotty as you've described. This is unlikely to be a problem. If you've missed pills spottingThe quantity of bleeding frequently decreases and becomes dark very spotty as you've described. This is unlikely to be a problem. If you've missed pills spotting like this may also happen at any time during the cycle. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Can I take my contraceptive pill femodene for just 2 weeks instead of 3 so I don't get my period when I'm on holiday?
Manipulating menses: In other to manipulate (delay) your menses (aside from getting pregnant!), skip the placebo/sugar pills and start your next month's pack immediately. Since you bleed/menstruate during placebo/sugar pill week, you can delay your menses for your holiday by staring your next pack of pills as soon as you finish your current active ones. There are actually some brands sold that advertise quarterly mens ...Read more
Did you have a : Weight change? The different oral contraceptives can effect women differently. The only way to really know for you personally is to see how you responded over the last six month. ...Read more
Stemetil and the OCP: Unlikely it would reduce the effectiveness of the pill, but it is metabolized by the liver which can make the liver metabolize pill hormones faster, so to be absolutely safe use a pill hormone recipe that is higher dose or does not need the liver to create the active form of the progestin, such as levonorgestrel, and you could consider continuous use of the hormones. Talk to your doctor as well. ...Read more