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I Am On Birth Control And My Period Is Early
Yes: If you miss a pill, you can begin to bleed before its time. Best wishes! ...Read more
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It's a period: The brown discharge may be blood and this may be your period. Did you miss any pills from your last pack? Were you on any antibiotics during the last pack? If not, then you are probably having your period but it is light at this point. See how the next few days go. If you are concerned, take a HPT. ...Read more
I am on birth control and having pregnancy symptoms? I don't take my birth control on the hour every day could i be pregnant? Im only on my second pack
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Can i be pregnant on birth control? Because I am late on my period. Should i be concern about being on birth control and missing my period for this month?
No method is 100%: No birth control method is 100%.Are you using birth control pills?If so, even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (less than 1 couple/100 will get pregnant in the first year of use) or 9%-9/100 will get pregnant with typical use.Sometimes women who've been on the pill for awhile will skip a period.You should do a pregnancy test if you're worried or have missed pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: try taking the BCP back to back for a few months. take the first 21 pills and discard the next 7 and immediately start a new pack and do the same thing for a few months ...Read more
I take birth control and I normally start my period on a Saturday. But this month I started on Friday. Is that normal?
Not abnormal: As some months have 30, 31, and 28 days the day of the week you start your period isn't as important as how many days your cycle is. I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more
I missed two active birth control pills and now I am on the placebo pills. My breakthrough bleeding has not come on yet, am i at risk for pregnancy?
Unfortunately, yes: Even with perfect pill use there's still a tiny risk of pregnancy, but once you start missing them, the risk goes up. The "withdrawal bleeding" that you normally have during the placebo week would be a reassuring sign, but you could take a pregnancy test too. As long as it's been 14 days since your last intercourse, it should be accurate (first morning urine is best). Good luck! ...Read more
I am taking natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) for birth control and i get my period about 1-2 weeks early. Can i get pregnant on the sugar pills since my period is early?
I switched birth control pills this pack. I am on the second week and now am having spotting. Is this normal?
Yes: If you switched to a pill with different hormone dosages you can get some light spotting in the first few cycles. Keep taking the pill at the same time every day and this will usually resolve. If not see your doctor. If you have missed any pills you may need to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Is it okay that i started my period on a sunday and started birth control pills for my first round?
Yes: You should start the pill when you start your period. If that is a sunday, that is ok. You should expect to have some spotting or breakthrough bleeding for up to 3 or 4 cycles after starting the pill. By the end of the 4th or 5th pack your periods should come only at the end of the pack of pills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I started on birth control pills 15 days ago (loette28) on the 1th day of my period. And i still bleed. Is this normal?. I had sex while on my period.
Breakthrough bleed: 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
Period is 2 days late but I am on my first month of birth control? I thought it was supposed to regulate my cycle
I am on lamictal and on birth control. I started spotting and I'm supposed to get my period next week. does this mean my BC is not working properly?
Spoting: birth control pills may not work as well while you are using Lamictal. Lamictal might affect your hormonal birth control. if you notice any unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting. , please contact you doctor to check and talk with your doctor about the use of effective birth control methods. ...Read more
I started my birth control pills one week after my last period ended and started them on a Monday. Is that ok? Will it ruin my cycle? Am I protected?
I am spotting brown and have cramps 1.5 weeks before my period. I am on birth control and pregnancy test is negative?
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
I just got off of birth control implanon and normally start period on 25 and now im 3 days late can I be pregnant?
Is brown discharge common on my first pack of birth control during the weeks I am not supposed to have my period?
Yes: Brown dc may be breakthru bleeding which is common when first starting bcos. Continue them and this usually resolves by tge 3rd pack. ...Read more
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
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
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