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Can we switch from one BC pill to another straightaway or do we have to wait for menses then start new BC pill??

Can we switch from one BC pill to another straightaway or do we have to wait for menses then start new BC pill??

Yes: You do not need to finish the pill pack before switching to another method. You can stop taking your pill at any point in the pack. If you are switching to pills from another method, you should start by taking the first pill in the pack. These rules also apply to switching from one kind of pill to another kind of pill.

You may have changes in your period after switching birth control methods. Thi ...Read more

Menstruation (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


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How to stop with contraceptive pills without ugly side effects? Before when I once stopped, I had 10 days menstruation with brown secret. Please help

How to stop with contraceptive pills without ugly side effects? Before when I once stopped, I had 10 days menstruation with brown secret. Please help

Explanation: Unfortunately it not easy to stop BCPills without difficulties, especially if you taking them for more than a year. It hormonal medication and your body need time for adjustments ...Read more

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I started using birth control pills since menstruation arrived (2 days ago), can I suspend them now? I don't tolerate that and my libido decreases

I started using birth control pills since menstruation arrived (2 days ago), can I suspend them now? I don't tolerate that and my libido decreases

Yes, but remember...: You will not be protected from becoming pregnant. Please do consult with the doctor who prescribed the pills to let them know what you experienced and ask for an alternative the will suit you better. Also, consider protection from stds as well. That's a separate issue - but very important too. Best! ...Read more

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I am taking daphne pills for 5 months now. I started taking it nov last yr and my last menstruation was last feb. Until now I still haven't got my per?

I am taking daphne pills for 5 months now. I started taking it nov last yr and my last menstruation was last feb. Until now I still haven't got my per?

Progesterone Only: Daphne is a progesterone only contraceptive pill with the active ingredient lynestrenol. Progesterone only contraceptive pills do not give you regular periods. Some woman (such as yourself) don't have any periods at all. That's ok. Enjoy it! It isn't harming you! Best wishes! ...Read more

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My menstruation had been 2 months now. What pills will I take?

My menstruation had been 2 months now. What pills will I take?

Ocp: Any birth control pill could help regulate the cycle. You can use three pills for 2 days that 2 for two days than one a day and that would stop the cycle. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to still take first pill on my 3rd day of menstruation?

Is it possible for me to still take first pill on my 3rd day of menstruation?

Yes: I assume you mean a birth control pill. They may be started up to the fifth day of menstruation but keep in mind that the first cycle may not be pregnancy protected. ...Read more

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I am on a 7 day break for my pill and now have a menstruation. Is it ok if I take the next pill a bit late from my usual schedule after the 7day break?

I am on a 7 day break for my pill and now have a menstruation. Is it ok if I take the next pill a bit late from my usual schedule after the 7day break?

Not ok: In order for birth control to be effective they need to be taken exactly as directed ---one pill daily. After the 7 days break you restart the next pack regardless of if you are bleeding or not. ...Read more

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Can e-pill lead to one missing her menstruation?

Can e-pill lead to one missing her menstruation?

Possibly: If period is absent seven days after anticipated date - then take pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I've had 2 menstruation this month. Is this an effect of using 4 trust pills for ecp?

Most likely: Sorry - your profile says 17 yo male - so I am assuming this is for your partner -
Emergency birth control using the pill - can cause extra bleeding - as the uterine lining responses to the unusually high dose of hormone.
Hopefully this is a one time use - both partners need to assume responsibility for contraception. ...Read more

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I'm 40, how to keep up regular occurrence of menstruation without having progesterone pills?

I'm 40, how to keep up regular occurrence of menstruation without having progesterone pills?

Cannot control: If you need Progesterone to have regular bleeding then you are probably not ovulating each month. You could potentially take bcp but that is maybe no better and too much hormone. If you have regular cycles and normal pelvic organs then you should have normal cycles. Hope this helps. Best. ...Read more

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Hello there good morning. I just want to ask that is it normal when the menstruation doesn't come for 1 or 2 months while taking the contraceptive pills?

Hello there good morning. I just want to ask that is it normal when the menstruation doesn't come for 1 or 2 months while taking the contraceptive pills?

Oral contraceptives: It's a little unusual, as most pills are cycled with at least some withdrawal bleed during the hormone free week. Consider a pregnancy test - it is very unlikely if you fave been taking the pills correctly - and check with your gynecologist or family doctor that you ARE taking the pills as directed. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills stop menstruation?

Do birth control pills stop menstruation?

Possibly: For most they lighten and shorten the periods. Some lucky patients have no bleeding when taking the pills. ...Read more

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Hi my menstruation cycle is a regular or irregular hi my menstruation cycle is in january-24, in feb 20 and in march 25 so I want to ask you that it is a regular cycle or irregular. March.. I was taking contraceptive pills 1 year and I off the pills in

Hi my menstruation cycle is a regular or irregular hi my menstruation cycle is in january-24, in feb 20 and in march 25 so I want to ask you that it is a regular cycle or irregular. March.. I was taking contraceptive pills 1 year and I off the pills in

It: It is normal for your period to fluctuate by a few days; the term regular versus irregular is confusing. I say this because a fluctuation of a few days is normal and therefore could be considered a regular period, yet since the days are not exact (i.E 28 day cycle) then this could be considered irregular. Semantics.
If you are a week or more late with your period repeat the pregnancy test.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm taking a contraceptive pills for my irregular menstruation but suddenly after a 1month my vagina turned into fishy odor. Help?

I'm taking a contraceptive pills for my irregular menstruation but suddenly after a 1month my vagina turned into fishy odor. Help?

See your doctor: Your birth control pills have nothing to do with the fishy odor you are describing. You may have a bacterial infection, so please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and care. Please remember to practice safe sex always use a condom. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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I take the last pill on august 11, 2014 then now is already august 17 my menstruation is light blood only. What does it mean doc?

I take the last pill on august 11, 2014 then now is already august 17 my menstruation is light blood only. What does it mean doc?

Normal effect of OCs: Most women will experience lighter periods while on the Pill. In fact, the Pill is sometimes prescribed to control heavy menstrual bleeding even in women who don't need it for contraception. There is no reason to stop taking the Pill because of this. Consider it a blessing. If, on occasional you don't have a period at all, you could do a Home Pregnancy test to make sure you're no pregnant. ...Read more

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Not having menstruation for 2months. Recently have gained huge weight. Massive secretion of white fluid. Didn't consult doctor/had any pill. What to do?

Not having menstruation for 2months. Recently have gained huge weight. Massive secretion of white fluid. Didn't consult doctor/had any pill. What to do?

Go to Doctor: The doctor will ask you many detailed questions. They will examine you and test you. Try to describe in more precise detail about the condition.. Massive sounds really big.
Huge sounds really big.
How many teaspoons, gallons of fluid came out?
How much weight did you gain? ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill (plan b) delay the next menstruation?

Can the morning after pill (plan b) delay the next menstruation?

Yes: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Menstruating 2 weeks into your birth control pills after just ending menstruation 2 weeks prior?

Menstruating 2 weeks into your birth control pills after just ending menstruation 2 weeks prior?

Can happen: Sometimes the hormones in your birth control pack can't overcome your body's own hormones and breakthrough bleeding like this can occur. Talk to your doctor about options. Sometimes a change in pills, pill strength or other options can help. ...Read more

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My TSH is 21 uiu/ml, my menstruation cycle is regular, I ovulated last month on 17th day of my cycle. Can I try to concieve? Or wait til TSH is normal

My TSH is 21 uiu/ml, my menstruation cycle is regular, I ovulated last month on 17th day of my cycle. Can I try to concieve? Or wait til TSH is normal

Wait and Fix TSH: We have good information that the baby will be healthier if the TSH is < 2.5. Your value is quite high and should be treated before conception. Your gyn, pcp or an endocrinologist can assist you. It should only take a few weeks to control the thyroid issue but the wait is worth it. (link: http://bit. Ly/1awuret). ...Read more

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Could ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) emergency pill delay your menstruation?

Could ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) emergency pill delay your menstruation?

I assume you are: Referring to use of multiple ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) since it is not an emergency contraceptive when normally used. It could delay menstruation. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, Can Oral Contraceptive pills be used for regulation of menstruation Cycle in 37 years old lady with no gravida? What's the side effects

Hello Doctor, Can Oral Contraceptive pills be used for regulation of menstruation Cycle in 37 years old lady with no gravida? What's the side effects

Possibly: Oral contraceptive pills can be used in 37 year old women if they do not smoke and do not have any history of clotting disorders. Here is a site that can give you information on side effects
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/hormonal-methods-of-birth-control-beyond-the-basics? Source=see_link ...Read more

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Can I take pills even I don't have my mestruation?

Can I take pills even I don't have my mestruation?

Yes: Keep taking your BC pills as directed whether or not your are on your cycle. ...Read more

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My menstrutaion lasts on for 3 days. What can be the reason. M not on any birthcontrol pills?

My menstrutaion lasts on for 3 days. What can be the reason. M not on any birthcontrol pills?

This is normal: Menstrual length varies amongst women. Typical lengths are 3-5 days. If you cycle is usually about 3 days long and occurs monthly, then this is normal for you and no cause for concern ...Read more

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My menses are irregular and usually very long. I used norethisthrone 8 pills for four days. My period stopped now came back. Is this normal?

Likely: The norethistrone is often used to trigger a withdrawal bleed (so as to 'jump start' the menses) and thin out the lining of the uterus. It usually requires a longer administration (7-14 days) to cause the withdrawal bleed, but other than that, it's not great for 'regulating' menses. ...Read more

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I have menses problem my menses is irregular and usually very long. I used norethisthrone 8 pills for four days. My period stopped now came back?

I have menses problem my menses is irregular and usually very long. I used norethisthrone 8 pills for four days. My period stopped now came back?

Why: Why did you take that amount of medication, it's no wonder your menses are irregular if you're taking potent hormonal medication incorrectly. You're too old and mature to be acting this irresponsibly with your heath. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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51 days since last menses; however, no sign of another. Already took 4 HPTs and 1BT all negative. What do I do now... wait till 60 to make an appt.?

51 days since last menses; however, no sign of another. Already took 4 HPTs and 1BT all negative. What do I do now... wait till 60 to make an appt.?

Amenorrhea: Make an appointment now and your doctor can consider giving you pills that will make your period come down. If you are not uncomfortable, you can wait. I don't worry until it's been more than 90 to 120 days, if my patient is obese, or if she's trying to conceive. Don't be surprised if your period is heavy when it does come. ...Read more

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