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Is doubling up on birth control pills to prevent your period one month bad?

Is doubling up on birth control pills to prevent your period one month bad?

Not good....: Check with your doctor before changing your medication regimen..There are often adverse consequences when directions are not followed... ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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What causes women to spot while on birth control pills? Is it that the body is "trying" to have a period? can anything be done to reduce or prevent it

What causes women to spot while on birth control pills? Is it that the body is "trying" to have a period? can anything be done to reduce or prevent it

Spotting on bcp's: "Spotting" is caused by a decrease in estrogen , and irregular times of taking the low dose pills now being used will result in spotting. To prevent this, a definite time in the evening of taking the pill will prevent this, but in some cases, the pill dose will need a small increase. If this occurs, changing the pill may prevent "spotting". ...Read more

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If i start taking birth control pills now will it be able to prevent my period in two weeks? I'm going on a big vacation. I would stop right after.

If i start taking birth control pills now will it be able to prevent my period in two weeks? I'm going on a big vacation. I would stop right after.

Sorry but no . . .: Starting birth control pills now won't prevent your menses in 2 weeks. However, if you're already taking birth control pills, then you can prevent your period by skipping your sugar/placebo pills and immediately starting your next month's pills as soon as you finish your current month's active pills. Some birth control pills are now marketed as quarterly or annual menses rather than monthly. ...Read more

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I am curious if birth control pills prevent you from ovulating, how come you still get periods?

I am curious if birth control pills prevent you from ovulating, how come you still get periods?

E+P: Birth control pills stop ovulation by interfering with the signals from the brain to the ovary. That occurs because of the estrogen (e) and Progesterone (p) in them. In addition, the e stimulates the lining of your uterus, p stabilizes it; and when you stop the e and p, it causes you to shed your endometrial lining and have a bleed. It is not ovulation, just a w/d bleed by stopping the e+p. ...Read more

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My gf and i had an unprotected sex for 3 consecutive weeks, she told me to ejaculate inside her. This week supposed to be her perioid. Can she still prevent pregnancy by taking birth control pills?

My gf and i had an unprotected sex for 3 consecutive weeks, she told me to ejaculate inside her. This week supposed to be her perioid. Can she still prevent pregnancy by taking birth control pills?

Too late: Her advice is exactly how to get pregnant. At this point, she either didn't conceive, in which case you will know when her period comes, or she did conceive, in which case taking bcps won't prevent the pregnancy. Starting the pill at this point will only complicate issues. She will be able to tell she is pregnant by waiting until a week after her missed period, and then a urine preg test will be +. ...Read more

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Can doubling up on active birth control pills stop your period?

Can doubling up on active birth control pills stop your period?

No: Doubling up on active pills will stop break thru bleeding on the pill, you should not do this without the supervision of your doc, if you want to stop your period , you do not take the placebo pills start a new pack of active pills an if it works right you will not get a period. ...Read more

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Hello im taking birth control pills and one month ago... But i don't have my period yet. Is that normal?

Hello im taking birth control pills and one month ago... But i don't have my period yet. Is that normal?

Monitor cycle: Keep a menstrual calender. Obtain a specific blood test for pregnacy ( hcg-qualitiative and quantitative) if cycle does not come within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more