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How do I start my second pack of birth control pills if I started taking them the first day of my period?

How do I start my second pack of birth control pills if I started taking them the first day of my period?

Pill Everyday: A pill a day keeps the stork away!
even if you're still having your period from the current pack, you should start a new pack of pills immediately after completing it. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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No period at the end of my first pack of birth control pills am I pregnant? Is this normal? I started the 21 day pack the Sunday after my period...

No period at the end of my first pack of birth control pills am I pregnant? Is this normal? I started the 21 day pack the Sunday after my period...

Can do a preg. Test: Using birth control methods is a full-time job. If a person doesn't use it all the time, every time... then babies can happen. Once in a while, pregnancy happens even when one uses birth control very correctly. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred) or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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Can I start my first pack of birth control pills without waiting for my period?

Can I start my first pack of birth control pills without waiting for my period?

Yes, but not advised: You can do this, but you still may have a cycle in the middle of the month and it is best to wait; or otherwise take the 21 active pills and then start the next month and hopefully that will regulate it, but it may take a few cycles to get 'coordinated'. ...Read more

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Should I worry if I started my period before finishing first pack of birth control pills?

Probably not: It usually takes 1-2 pill cycles before your body gets used to the new hormones. Make sure you take your pill as directed at about the same time every day. Smokers should not be on the pill (they are at increased risk of stroke, especially after 40 years old). Some pills have 24 active hormone pills, others have 21. This will affect when a woman starts her period after stopping the active hormone. ...Read more

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I started my first pack of birth control pills (21 com. Pills) one week after my period. When should I expect my period?

3 weeks: Usually periods begin when the body realizes you have stopped taking the pill. Generally about 2-3 days after the last of the 21 pills-. ...Read more

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If I begin a new pack of birth control Pills for the first time a week Or two Before My period how will it affect my period?

If I begin a new pack of birth control Pills for the first time a week Or two Before My period how will it affect my period?

Lighter vs absent: Your period will likely be absent vs lighter and you will potentially have some irregular bleeding over the next several months. The reason for waiting until your next period to start is to insure that you are not pregnant. If you are certain this is not the case, you can go ahead and start the pills now. ...Read more

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I finish my first pack of birth control pills and my period haven't come. I didn't had intercourse at all?

I finish my first pack of birth control pills and my period haven't come. I didn't had intercourse at all?

Common: Many women will stop menstruating with low dose pills like loloestrin. It is safe and will not affect future fertility. Enjoy. You will have to see what happens over the next few cycles tho to see if it you will continue to have your periods stopped. ...Read more

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I started using lolo the birth control pills I'm done with my first pack, but my period is non stop, it's being almost two weeks now and It doesn't sto?

I started using lolo the birth control pills I'm done with my first pack, but my period is non stop, it's being almost two weeks now and It doesn't sto?

Too much flow!!: With 10 days of heavy flow you have probably lost a significant amount of blood. You should probably be on a different BCP and iron too. Speak to your OB soon! ...Read more

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Can I skip my "reminder pill" and start a new pack right away so I can skip my period? Its my first month on birth control pills (microgestin fe 1.5/30) and I am currently taking my "reminder pill" and I am on my period. Its worse than its always been. An

Can I skip my "reminder pill" and start a new pack right away so I can skip my period? Its my first month on birth control pills (microgestin fe 1.5/30) and I am currently taking my "reminder pill" and I am on my period. Its worse than its always been. An

First: First of all, please know that after about three months on the pill your body will be used to the hormones, and your periods may not be as heavy. If they continue to be heavy after 3 months then you should consider a change in your pill. As far as your question, yes you would start the next pack of pills the next day after the last active pill of the previous pack. This should not be done for more than 3 months in a row, your uterus needs to shed it's lining (your period) at least every 3 months. ...Read more

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Am on my second day of my pill break after finishing my second pack of birth control pills (ovranette) and there is still no sign of my period. Is this abnormal?

Am on my second day of my pill break after finishing my second pack of birth control pills (ovranette) and there is still no sign of my period. Is this abnormal?

Normal: Many women may start to skip periods after initiating birth control pills. If you know you are taking your pills everyday around the same time and have not missed pills, then it is unlikely you are pregant. If concerned, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Had sex on the last day before my second pack of birth control pills started and I got my period on time but it was 3 days and light and on the third day I was wiping brown. Could I be pregnant? Or is it the birth control pills changing my period? I start

Had sex on the last day before my second pack of birth control pills started and I got my period on time but it was 3 days and light and on the third day I was wiping brown. Could I be pregnant? Or is it the birth control pills changing my period? I start

Not likely pregnant: If you were compliant with taking the pills and had sex when you did, pregnancy is unlikely. That is the point of birth control pills. Not that it is 100% effective, all the time but it works well if you take it every day as scheduled. Yes, it will also decrease the amount and duration of bleeding. ...Read more

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When do I start my next pack of birth control pills? I started taking mercilon 21 last month. I was on the 18th day when I got my period early. I continued with the pills til the pack was finished. When do I start the next pack, since I wasn't supposed to

When do I start my next pack of birth control pills? I started taking mercilon 21 last month. I was on the 18th day when I got my period early. I continued with the pills til the pack was finished. When do I start the next pack, since I wasn't supposed to

Do: Do not delay the new pack. Start the next active pill after the last placebo pill from the previous pack. If after 3 months on the pill your bleeding continues to be irregular, see your doctor for a possible change in regimen, you likely need a pill with a different hormonal make-up. All the best. ...Read more

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In on day 9 of my birth control pills and am experiencing either breakthrough bleeding or my period do I continue pills or wait & start a new pack?

In on day 9 of my birth control pills and am experiencing either breakthrough bleeding or my period do I continue pills or wait & start a new pack?

Continue: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common 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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What happens if I miss my period two times while on the 28 pack of birth control pills?

What happens if I miss my period two times while on the 28 pack of birth control pills?

Two possibilities: These days, birth control pills are very low dose; however, if you are lucky, & take you pills every day at the same time, there is the possibility that the pill can progressively decrease your period frequency, amount, and duration to the point that you don't bleed at all. Then, you just look for other signs of pregnancy. Keep up the great med compliance. Either that, or check a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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I just started a new brand and pack of birth control pills while I am on my period. Does the period last longer since this has happened?

I just started a new brand and pack of birth control pills while I am on my period. Does the period last longer since this has happened?

New bcp's: Most oral bcp's are now "low dose" types, so the week on placebo's is relatively light. The important part to remember is to start the "new" bcp pack at "day five" after your last active pill of the last type of bcp. It is not necessary to take all seven of the placebos, and "day five" will help insure an ovulation will not occur. ...Read more

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I took the Plan B pill now after 8 days my period came when should I start with my pack of birth control pills?

I took the Plan B pill now after 8 days my period came when should I start with my pack of birth control pills?

Right away: You should resume your regular method of contraception—or start one, if you don't have a regular method—right away, since Plan B one-step® does not reliably protect against additional acts of unprotected sex.

See the Plan B site for further info:

https://www. Planbonestep. Com/faqs. Aspx. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I'm going to have my period at the last pill when should I start my new pack of birth control pills?

As usual: Take your pills according to the pack and not your period. If you are on a 21 day pill, you finish the last pill, wait 7 days, and start a new pack. ...Read more

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Can I start a new pack of birth control pills two days before my period to delay it for a vacation if I haven't been on birth control can before?

Yes: As long as your pregnancy test is negative you can start a birth control pack at anytime in your cycle. Since your cycle is supposed to start in two days it may or may not prevent you from having a period. That is not alot of time but it might work to delay the cycle. ...Read more

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I was on vacation for a week and I left my new pack of birth control pills. I finished all the placebos. So I missed days 1-8. I have not started the new pack. Now I have some bleeding. Is this normal? Is this my period or just breakthrough bleeding? Shou

Need backup: After missing more than 1 pill, and especially missing at the beginning of a pack, you shouldn't rely on the pill for birth control for at least 7 days (use condoms for 7 days for backup). Bleeding after missing pills is not unusual. ...Read more

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How long should period bleeding last on the birth control pills? When I start my new pack will my period bleeding stop? It's longer than usual help

How long should period bleeding last on the birth control pills? When I start my new pack will my period bleeding stop? It's longer than usual help

Follow the plan: Since OCPs have a distinct regulation mode to get your body to behave as it should. Some irregular bleeding may occur in the beginning of the OCP in the first few months. So keep the faith and follow the plan. If it doesn't work for you because of your irregularity or whatnot, you will know after 3-4 months. And if you have already waited that long, then visit your GYN or family physician. ...Read more

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I missed two birth control pills of the last week of the pack and started my period I just noticed brown stringy blood and bright red blood why?

MIssed birth control: Missing pills is a common reason that women get "breakthrough bleeding". Consistency with any type of hormonal contraceptive is very important to prevent pregnancy as well as controlling your menses. ...Read more

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I missed 4 birth control pills and started my period. Started new pack had sex and month later period is 4 days late pregnant or messed up hormones?

Messed up hormones: Your period AKA as contraceptive pill withdrawal bleeding has been delayed. Check another pregnancy test to be certain while you wait. ...Read more

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I got my period 8 days early and I'm on the pill. Should I continue my pack normally? Hello! I am on Yaz birth control pills (been on it for about 4 years) and last month, I did the trick where I skipped the placebos and went straight to my next back in o

I got my period 8 days early and I'm on the pill. Should I continue my pack normally? Hello! I am on Yaz birth control pills (been on it for about 4 years) and last month, I did the trick where I skipped the placebos and went straight to my next back in o

Extended: Extended cycle contraception is effective for "scheduling" your menstrual period. Some women can tolerate long periods of continuous hormones others break through with spotting or bleeding. When this happens you may want to take 5-7 days off (use back up contraception) and then start a new pack. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more