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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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Is it safe to skip a period with my birth control pills?

Is it safe to skip a period with my birth control pills?

Yes: It is safe, and doesn't negatively impact your future fertility (i hear patients worry about this a lot). To do this, you simply skip the placebo pills at the end of the pill pack, and start the new pack instead of taking the placebos. It is a nice, convenient alternative for patients. ...Read more

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Hey I'm 17 been on tri sprintec bc pills for 4 years just started a new pill last week microgestin FE 1.5 is it safe to skip period pills ?

Hey I'm 17 been on tri  sprintec bc pills for 4 years just started a new pill last week microgestin FE 1.5 is it safe to skip period pills ?

Yes, but...: You don't have to take the pills during the placebo week. There is no hormone in these pills, only iron. It's generally recommended to keep taking the pills so you stay on schedule and don't forget to start the next pack of pills. ...Read more

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Im at the end of my first week on birth control pills. My boyfriend will be in town during my period week, is it safe to skip my period?

Im at the end of my first week on birth control pills. My boyfriend will be in town during my period week, is it safe to skip my period?

I would think so.: Finish off the first three weeks of real pills and instead of taking the first placebo pill, go right into next month’s pack and start with the Day 1 pill. Bam, you just skipped your period. ...Read more

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I've been on microgynon for a year but now i traveled and it's not available in this country.Is it safe to skip a period and start Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) immediately?

I've been on microgynon for a year but now i traveled and it's not available in this country.Is it safe to skip a period and start Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) immediately?

Skipping periods ?: A true menstual event may take more than four to six weeks to occur. It is "safe" to begin a new oral contraceptive after a "real" period, but use abstinence or another form of birth control until the period occurs, and start the new oral contraceptive on day five. Consult a GYN about the type of birth control pill to begin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to skip placebo pills on loestrin fe and start a new pack to prevent a monthly period?

Is it safe to skip placebo pills on loestrin fe and start a new pack to prevent a monthly period?

Common practice: Birth control pills can be used in this fashion. This is called continuous ocp use and is a common practice for certain situations. ...Read more

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Getting a vaginal ultrasound during my placebo week, I have two active pills left. Is it safe to skip to my new pack to avoid my period? Generess fe

Getting a vaginal ultrasound during my placebo week, I have two active pills left. Is it safe to skip to my new pack to avoid my period? Generess fe

Yes.: If you are trying to avoid being on your period during your vaginal ultrasound it is safe to skip the placebo pills and start the next pack. Alternatively, you could have the ultrasound rescheduled. ...Read more