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Is Cramping And Spotting For Three Weeks Normal After Missing 3 Seasonale Birth Control Pills
Missed 3 birth control pills in a row, got heavy period now spotting for the past 2 weeks, is this normal?
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
Switched from Tri-Estarylla to Microgestin birth control pills. No period last month and light 3 day period this month. Normal?
Early light period or spotting on birth control. I just started taking birth control lo lowestrin this month. Spotting for 6 days instead of period ?
Take birth control pill. Never missed one. Noticing breakthrough bleeding for the past 4 days or so. Plecebos start next week. Is that bleeding ok?
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
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Restarted birth control 8 days before expected period.. Off for. 3 weeks , No period.. Cramping and light bleeding day before, is this delay normal?
End of pack: One would expect to have a period at the end of the pack of birth control pills. Since you started your pills so close to when your period was about to start you may experience irregular bleeding the first month. Typically we don’t start birth control so close to the menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Is it normal to have cramps 3 days after period ends? Period only lasted 3 days no birth control and TTC
1st month of restarting birth control, 3 days before placebo pills, light colored bleeding with about medium flow for 2 days breakthrough or abnormal?
2-3 mos to regulate: Yes, this can be quite normal. As your body adjusts to hormones being introduced, be patient. It may take 2-3 mos for your menstrual cycle to get in sync with the pills. If your period is still irregular at that point, you may want to talk to your provider about trying a different type of oral contraception. ...Read more
Been spotting for 3 weeks after taking amethyst for 5 months (generic lybrel- birth control pills). Is this normal & why's it occurring after months?
"Spotty record": It is not uncommon for oral contraceptives to produce inter-menstrual spotting(aka "breakthrough bleeding"). However, generic pills seem to have a worse "track record for spotting" than the name brand. Although generics aer bio-equivalent to many name brands and prevent pregnancy, their composition varies and therefore the "spottiy record" of performance. ...Read more
Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo. Last month missed 3 pills, had withdrawal for 3weeks. This month I have light bleeding still on last week. Is this normal?
Yes: If you miss pills you can expect your period to be abnormal while you get back on track. Keep taking your pills and use a back-up method of contraception while they get back to normal. Many of my patients set an alarm in their phone to help them remember. Perhaps this would work for you. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Started birth control two weeks in to cycle. Will I skip next period? Are pills effective two weeks in?
Take birth control for 4 months and got my period but having signs of pregnancy after a week? and was spotting too? is that breakthrough bleeding
Pregnancy can happen: Women can get pregnant while on birth control pills. Breakthrough bleeding can happen while on birth control pills. If in doubt, the only way to resolve the uncertainty is by obtaining a urine or blood pregnancy test. If the test is negative within less than 5 days of intercourse, repeat the test a week after the last unprotected intercourse. ...Read more
Lochia stopped 3 days prior to unprotected sex at 4 weeks postpartum, took plan B pill. Now having heavy bleeding and mild cramping. Is this normal?
On continuous birth control and had breakthrough bleeding for 3 weeks, stopped the pill for 2 days to have period. When am i safe again without condom?
Depends: If you are in the third month of the continuous pill and have not skipped any other pills, you will probably be safe after your bleeding is under control in one month. Break through bleeding may mean that is not the right pill for you, so talk to your provider. ...Read more
Period 5 days late. Not taking any birth control for 3 months have had normal periods until this month.
Didn't take my birth control pill for 3 days then got my period (day 12 of cycle) is this normal?
Started bc midcycle about 2 weeks after my period. My period came for 11 days after starting the pills, is this normal? Are the pills effective yet?
Normal: Starting pills midcycle is not recommended because the pills are out of sync with your natural cycle. This can give you irregular bleeding like you are experiencing. It may take a few months for your body and the pills to sync. In your case, the pills won't be effective until you have been on them at least 2 weeks. Best wishes! ...Read more
I been on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) bcp for a month now. During green pills I've had very heavy periods for 6 days. Usually change tampon every 2 3 hrs. Is this normal?
A little heavy: That's quite a bit of bleeding while on a birth control pill. You may try mononessa or another "monophasic" pill. This means that the dose of hormone in the pills does not change throughout the month. It stays consistent until the green pills, when your period is to arrive. Right now you are on a triphasic pill, which your body doesn't seem to do well with. Speak to your doctor about changing. ...Read more
I stopped taking the birth control pill after one month light period the month after stopping and then nothing at all in jun and jul. Neg preg test.
Period restart: When you took the pill you suppressed the lining of the womb and pituitary and now the "natural cycle" has to restart. If no period in 3 months see a GYN MD if not pregnant. ...Read more
Since your period on birth control pill isn't "natural", does the withdrawal bleeding during placebo week still mean not pregnant as a normal period?
Correct: If you were pregnant then you would not have a period. ...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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