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How likely is someone to get your period while on the pill?

Not only possible: Not only possible, but likely. Most pills are designed to make you have a consistent, regular period. ...Read more

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Can you get your "period" while on the pill and be pregnant at the same time?

Can you get your "period" while on the pill and be pregnant at the same time?

Bleeding: Bleeding never represents pregnancy. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Most people using birth control pills as prescribed and correctly do not get pregnant while taking the birth control. So, no, it is very unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to not get your period for a while after taking the pill?

Would it be healthy to not get your period for a while after taking the pill?

Yes: So please use alternate protection if you do not wish to be pregnant. If you want to conceive, wait at least 2 norrmal non-pill cycles before you start trying to conceive. If you have had unprotected intercourse, you may wish to get a pregnancy test. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a light period a week early, i'm on the pill and expected to get another one, but i didn't. Should i be concerned?

I had a light period a week early, i'm on the pill and expected to get another one, but i didn't. Should i be concerned?

Missed period: unprotected sex? concern for preg? do a home pregnancy test to r/o pregnancy. Otherwise, if test is negative, it could be due to a normal variation in the menstrual process. ...Read more

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Hi I am on the pill and i was suport get my period next tuesday but i got it last night and it came out a lot but today it is very light why?

Hi I am on the pill and i was suport get my period next tuesday but i got it last night and it came out a lot but today it is very light why?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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How can I get a regular period? I have been getting them in 3 weeks, and sometimes over 4 weeks. I have never had regular periods except on the pill.

How can I get a regular period? I have been getting them in 3 weeks, and sometimes over 4 weeks. I have never had regular periods except on the pill.

See GYN: Some women have irregular periods, and with testing, there is nothing dramatically wrong that can be corrected, and it is termed a "normal variant." medication, as you have found with the birth control pill, may be your answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Stopped bc pill few months back & periods never returned so Gyno told me to get back on it. But on the pill, I have periods. Why no period off pill??

Stopped bc pill few months back & periods never returned so Gyno told me to get back on it. But on the pill, I have periods. Why no period off pill??

Various causes: Irreg cycles are quite common in women. The most common cause is a hormone issue called polycyclic ovarian syndrome. Also, at time, thyroid issues can cause them. Pills are a good idea. I agree with that. BUT, you need a hormone blood test panel just to ensure all is ok. In some cases, a vaginal sonogram gives additional info as to the uterine and ovarian condition. ...Read more