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How Can You Skip A Period
Yes you can: Just like with the pill, you can skip the week off and just replace the ring with the next one. If you experience breakthrough bleeding, then take a week off and start again. Remember, the NuvaRing does not offer 100% protection from pregnancy and it does not protect against std's. You already know that I am sure! ...Read more
Yes: Definitely. If your thyroid is not normal, your periods can become irregular. Make sure yours is normal, even it treatment is necessary. ...Read more
Yes: At 45 years of age, it's much less likely, but theoretically still possible. Even if you did get pregnant, your chances of miscarriage would be high. The 40's are a hard time for contraception because one's motivation typically isn't as vigilant as it was in the 20's and 30's, but theoretically still possible. Best of luck! ...Read more
Other reasons: 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
Dpends: If you ovulated and don't bleed, your lining will get thicker. If you did not ovulate, your lining may not be thicker. Be prepared for your next period to be heavier. If you are late for your period, you might be pregnant. Home tests are very accurate, . ...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
I still have not started my period, and I should have by now. I got PMS symptoms, bloating. I have not had sex in 8 months, can you skip a period?
Absolutely: It's not uncommon for a woman to skip a period now and then. It usually happens when you don't ovulate that month, but can also happen with other issues like birth control pill use and thyroid problems. If you wait too long before seeing your doctor you may get a very heavy period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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