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Is It Bad To Skip A Period
I have a bad habit of skipping my period w bc. This time I have 3 pills left & I plan to skip 4 my birthday but I have this gunk-brown discharge. Why?
Happens: when you attempt to skip too many cycles ...Read more
I've been having bad cramps recently and have skipped my period this past month. I'm 100% pos i'm not pregnant. Is there reasoning for this?
Anovulation: If you missed your period and your pregnancy test is negative on one occasion, it never hurts to repeat it in 2 weeks just to be on a safe side. If negative, the next most plausible cause of your missed period is anovulation - the absence of ovulation. There is a good chance it will come next month, but it may also result in an unexpectedly heavy irregular bleeding any time. ...Read more
I'm on the pill, is it bad to skip periods? I get bad sciatica each month when I have a period. Also is getting a blood clot when not menstruating bad
No: No harm has been associated with using medication to suppress periods for up to one year. That being said, most women find that to be a strange concept, so these forms of birth control are often formulated to permit menstruation once every 3 to 6 months. Getting a clot in a vein or artery is always bad, but period clots if that's what you mean are normal and very common. ...Read more
Periods always a wkk late after my previous period, on dec it was around the 15th & jan it was the 25th, ill skip feb & have it on march5th, this bad?
May be normal: Many women do not have regular, 28 day cycles. In fact, almost all women have a few cycles each year that are not the same. Ths is extremely common just after puberty, and before menopause. However, sometimes this can be due to thyroid problems or things like pcos. It's worth keeping a log for a few months and sharing it with your doctor. Sometime birth control pills can help regulate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking orsythia 28 and want to miss a period by skipping the inactive pills and starting a new pack. Will this have any bad effects?
Not likely: This will usually work to avoid the bleeding, but not always. There shoud be no ill effects from doing it. ...Read more
I skipped a period with oral birth control. My next period falls on a bad time. Should I skip it for the 2nd time in a row or induce it a week early?
Nothing really: If your body tolerates it, then enjoy. I offer that to many of my patients. ...Read more
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