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Is It Okay To Skip A Period
Yes, but only if...: Yes, but i would only recommend it if you use a major brand pregnancy test (not a store brand). If the result is negative but you think you're pregnant, of course it would be wise to repeat the test (even with a major brand) several days later to assure it was truly negative. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it ok to take a morning after pill if a woman is on the Depo-Provera shot? Would it be beneficial to prevent pregnancy if a condom breaks?
Is it ok to take your birth control pill 10 min before a meal? Also, is it ok to take it a few hours early one day? I usually take it between 11-1pm.
Not uncommon: Irregular cycles are very common and if this is sporadic it probably nothing to be concerned about. If this happens often it is worth a check to see the cause. ...Read more
Many options : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also, is it an okay idea to skip my first period on this pill? It is my first period after switching from another BCP.
Possible causes: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: Missing periods occasionally, with or without a paragard, is perfectly normal. To have a monthly period, you have to ovulate (release an egg). For a variety of reasons, that may not happen every month. The paragard, without hormones, makes no difference here. However, if you're using Mirena (levonorgestrel) with it's Progesterone supplementation, you may find you stop having periods altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Late period: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would use of contraceptive/pill regularize a cycle? Can it make a 40day cycle a 28day cycle? Is it advisable? When is the best time to take it?
Yes: Birth control pills are very effective at regulating the cycle. They will usually make a 28 day cycle. There are a few "absolute" reasons not to take the pills but your doctor would be able to tell you about these. Most women can take the pills without problems. It's best to start the pills with the start of a period. But if you are also having sex, it's best to start the pills right away. ...Read more
Probably ok: Answer depends upon you being healthy in other ways, but in general skipping a dose of anti hypertensive is something that happens every day to millions of people by accident. ...Read more
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