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How Do I Skip My Period
I am on birth control and have pcos. I started with my periods 4 days back and have been on the pills regularly. How do I skip my period next mnth?
Extend the cycle: It's possible to extend your cycle length by taking the hormonally active pills for longer than 21 d. Many pills have 21 days hormone pills and 7 placebo/reminder pills.You can take 42 63 or 84 pills before taking placebos (and can then take the placebos for 4-5 days). This increases the risk of breakthrough bleeding, but can extend the cycle there are pills that are packaged for extended cycling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
My boyfriend will arrive on april 17 and stay here until april 21 and at that day I have my period. How can I skip my period at that day? I need help
Until menopause: You don't need to have a period if you're on the pill. Amenorrhea is a nice side effect, but many women freak out over it. Don't worry its a positive side effect. It just means your endometrium has thinned out to the point that your period goes away. I use a lot of low dose birth control pill in perimenopausal women for just that reason and the hot flash relief ...Read more
Postponing menses: If on oral contraceptives, you may skip the inactive pills (depends on the pills but may be 4-7 days of inactive pills) to put off you menses and immediately start the next pill pack. You may experience some breakthrough bleeding, but likely not a menstrual-like bleed. ...Read more
How can I skip my period this feb 2014? We are going on vacation and i don't want my period to get in the way?
Call the doc: Who put u on that pill, and ask your doc, I do not prescribe that generic pill, I use mostly monphasic pills, my #1 pill is loloestrin and if my pts want to skip the period they do not take the placebo pills and start a new pack, this works much better with a monophasic pill than a tri- phasci pill that u are on. ...Read more
Yes you can: You can skip the placebo pills, open a new package and continue taking only the 21 active pills cycles after cycles for 3 to 4 months continuously. Remember that an intrauterine device or a contraceptive subdermal implant is much more effective reliable and "forgettable" method of contraception than oral contraceptive pills like Gildess and may be better options for you. ...Read more
Can I skip my period on multiphasic pills by just skipping the placebo pills and starting a new pack?
Some do: Some doctors will prescribe continuous use of birth control. The 21 active pills are taken and then on day 22 one starts the next pack. We can not advise you to take medication differently than you were prescribed. You can check with the prescribing doctor to determine if this is a reasonable course of action for you. ...Read more
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