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Menstrual Cycle (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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Is it normal to have my period for more than 2 weeks while on birth control?

Is it normal to have my period for more than 2 weeks while on birth control?

Breakthrough bleed: Unscheduled bleeding is a common side effect of any birth control method but very common on low dose pills. It usually corrects itself in a few days or over a couple of cycles. If not then you will need to schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing methods and make sure nothing else is wrong. Other than being annoying for you it is not harmful. ...Read more

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I got what seems to be my period today but i still have two more days on my active birth control pills. Is this normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but i was on the pill and I am consistent with taking it.

I got what seems to be my period today but i still have two more days on my active birth control pills. Is this normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but i was on the pill and I am consistent with taking it.

This : This can occur, and is nothing to worry about. In a situation such as this, continue taking the active pills as normal regardless if your period has started or not. There is a very low chance that the bleeding means you are/were pregnant. If you want to be 100% sure you can always take an early prediction pregnancy test. Continue with your pills as usual. If you continue to have irregular bleeding on your pills, you may need a different hormone formulation; your doctor will be able to evaluate your cycle history and prescribe a pill that will be better for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got what seems to be my period today but i still have two more active birth control pills to take.Is that normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but i was on the pill and am always consistent with the pill.

I got what seems to be my period today but i still have two more active birth control pills to take.Is that normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but i was on the pill and am always consistent with the pill.

That : That can happen if your hormones are out of balance. Restart your pills at the same time. If you are worried then please take a pregnancy test, especially if the bleeding is lighter than normal. Since you are consistent with the pill you probably don't have anything to worry about. If you have any unusual discharge also please be seen. ...Read more

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I got what seems to be my period today but i still have two more active birth control pills to take. Is this normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but i was on the pill and I am consistent with taking the pill.

This : This is normal and could have occurred because the pils you are taking are not the right combination of hormones for you. Please take the 2 active pills at the scheduled time. If you do not get a period when you are supposed to next cycle then you can take a pregnancy test. Try not to worry. If the pill is taken correctly then it is over 99% effective. If this abnormal bleeding pattern persists please see your doctor for a possible change in your birth control pill. ...Read more

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My period has been more abnormal then I'm used to, removed birth control. It's been slimy/mucas and never filled up a pad. It comes and goes.normal?

My period has been more abnormal then I'm used to, removed birth control. It's been slimy/mucas and never filled up a pad. It comes and goes.normal?

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

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I started birth control about two weeks ago and I just had my last period two weeks ago. I have started my period today 2 weeks early is this normal?

I started birth control about two weeks ago and I just had my last period two weeks ago. I have started my period today 2 weeks early is this normal?

Can be normal: Once you start a new form of birth control it can take up to 3 months for your periods to regulate. If your periods do not become regular after 3 months then see your doctor for an evaluation and follow up. ...Read more

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This past week I've been at the gym every day I'm on birth control and had my period a two weeks ago now have my period again. Is this normal?

This past week I've been at the gym every day I'm on birth control and had my period a two weeks ago now have my period again. Is this normal?

Break through : Break through bleeding can happen if there is a change in diet or activity. If it doesn't straighten out in the next cycle, then speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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


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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