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Late on my period... I was on the Depo-Provera but just switched to the pill is this why I might be late?

Late on my period... I was on the Depo-Provera but just switched to the pill is this why I might be late?

Possibly: Often, after stopping Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it can take months for your cycle to normalize. If you have had unprotected sex recently, it is probably a good idea to check a pregnancy test just to be sure. ...Read more

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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I was on the depo shot for 9 months. Switched to the pill, and just finished my 1st pack (0.5/35)when will my period come back? Haven't bled for months

I was on the depo shot for 9 months. Switched to the pill, and just finished my 1st pack (0.5/35)when will my period come back? Haven't bled for months

Depends: Typically one has a period at the end of each birth control pack. This may not occur since Depoprovera may still be in your system to some degree. This is ok and not a cause for concern ...Read more

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It's been almost three months on my period due to depo shot, if I switch the shot to the pill when my next shot is due will it get it normal again?

Hormone bleeding: Hormone induced bleeding is what is causing the problem with your depo shot at this time. The oral contraceptive pill's "period" is also hormone induced bleeding to let you know when to start the next pack of pills. The depo shot is more likely of the two contraceptive methods to continue a breakthrough bleeding pattern. ...Read more

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I got 1 dose of Depo-Provera & never got my period. My doc switched me to pills 3 days before my next shot. Will I get my period on the pill? Not sex. Active.

I got 1 dose of Depo-Provera & never got my period. My doc switched me to pills 3 days before my next shot. Will I get my period on the pill? Not sex. Active.

Maybe. . .: Some women who regularly receive depo-provera shots stop having menses. So it's perfectly normal to not have your period even after just 1 shot of depo. Some birth control pills are designed to only give you a period every 3 months, some only once a year, while most common ones lead to menses every month. So whether you'll get a period depends upon pill you were given. Go ask your doc or pharmacis. ...Read more

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I was Depo-Provera for.4 years. I switch to Obsytia birth control pills. My period haven't came. On since I been on. Depo. When 2 start the pill? I already sta

I was Depo-Provera for.4 years. I switch to Obsytia birth control pills. My period haven't came. On since I been on. Depo. When 2 start the pill? I already sta

BCP after Depo: You can start at any time. Most packs traditionally start on Sunday, but you can start any day. Just to be safe use another form of birth control until you have used the first month of pills. ...Read more

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I took the Depo-Provera shot 6 months ago... I've been waiting to get my period so I can get on the pill should I just stick to the shot?

I took the Depo-Provera shot 6 months ago... I've been waiting to get my period so I can get on the pill should I just stick to the shot?

Birth control pills: If you do not want to be on the Depo-Provera shot, and your cycles are not regular, while the shot completely wears off, consider using a form of birth control pills for a few months. Also, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Instead of getting my Depo-Provera shot in May, I started on the pill. Will I get my period once my pack is done?

Most likely: Once you start on the pill, it will rebalance your hormones and you should likely get your period per the pill pack. In some cases it may take an extra month for your cycle to line up with the pill pack. Good health. ...Read more

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Only got one shot of Depo-Provera the switch to lo loestrin fr will I get a period and will the Depo-Provera get out of my system since I'm on the pill now?

Only got one shot of Depo-Provera the switch to lo loestrin fr will I get a period and will the Depo-Provera get out of my system since I'm on the pill now?

Depends: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will stay in your system at least three months. Taking other pills or medications doesn't change that unfortunately. The effects of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (no period) can last longer, even up to a year. However, taking the pill should help return you to normal cycles. ...Read more

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I just got off depo a month ago I also have irregular periods I switched on the pill and missed one I had Sex now I had slight bleeding cramps?

I just got off depo a month ago I also have irregular periods I switched on the pill and missed one I had Sex now I had slight bleeding cramps?

MayBeStartingPeriod: If you started the pill a month ago and missed one pill, possibility og pregnancy is very little and your bleeding and cramps may be the start of your period. Continue your pill as p[rescribed and if in doubt get a pregnancy test to be sure ...Read more

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I was on Depo-Provera 4 yrs then got on the pill for 1 mth stopped in july, was late for the first 2 months after now getting periods 2x 1 wk apart is this ok?

I was on Depo-Provera 4 yrs then got on the pill for 1 mth stopped in july, was late for the first 2 months after now getting periods 2x 1 wk apart is this ok?

Restart pill: If you are wanting menstrual cycle control then simply restart the birth control pill. Likely the Depo-Provera is wearing off leading to the irregularity. The birth control pill should be able to counter this. ...Read more

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Hi my name cece I just got off depo and switched to the pill I missed a few pills and had unprotected sex a few days later I started to bleed not spotting but bleeding I was confused because I didn't know if it was my period because I always have irregul

Hi my name cece I just got off depo and switched to the pill I missed a few pills and had unprotected sex a few days later I started to bleed not spotting but bleeding I was confused because I didn't know if it was my period because I always have irregul

??: Unpredictable bleeding is very common with Depo withdrawal. It is considered normal to take 3-6 months for cycles to normalize again. Irregular taking of the BCP just confuses your body more. Either take them regularly or not at all. ...Read more

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A month ago I switched from Depo to the combination pill and my period has yet to come. I experienced some spotting for maybe 2 days and that was it.

A month ago I switched from Depo to the combination pill and my period has yet to come. I experienced some spotting for maybe 2 days and that was it.

Common: It is very common to have long delay (even up to 12 months) for your periods to resume after stopping Depo Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) even after switching to oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Its been almost three months on my period due to depo shot if I switch the shot to the pills when my next shot is due will I still be bleeding so much?

Its been almost three months on my period due to depo shot if I switch the shot to the pills when my next shot is due will I still be bleeding so much?

Tough to say, but: Probably not. You may consider that after 6 - 12 months of the depo shot many women have considerably reduced periods, some stop altogether. But, the early irregularity can be bad enough to where many women can't make it this far. A combination pill with a normal dose of estrogen is unlikely to give you mid-cycle bleeding and will likely keep you regular after a short initial adjustment period. ...Read more

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I Was on birthcontrol pills for 3 months. Switched to depo, didn't get the shot on my period.1month later on Depo-Provera had unprotected sex, am I pregnant?

I Was on birthcontrol pills for 3 months. Switched to depo, didn't get the shot on my period.1month later on Depo-Provera had unprotected sex, am I pregnant?

Not Likely: It is possible to get pregnant with all of these methods, so only a pregnancy test can give you the real answer. However, it is unlikely you would become pregnant after stopping the pill and starting Depo-Provera right after your period. ...Read more

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I was 4 days late on my period and I finally started sunday night but I was taking the pill and I stopped but I have been having unprotectsd sex?

I was 4 days late on my period and I finally started sunday night but I was taking the pill and I stopped but I have been having unprotectsd sex?

No Question Here: Unfortunately you did not ask a question. I see no worries or medical issues in your statement. But, if you do have a question can you be specific and re-ask it? ...Read more

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I am three weeks late on my period after being off the pill for a month (only took it for a month). Have some signs. Test n- 1 week ago though. Prego?

I am three weeks late on my period after being off the pill for a month (only took it for a month). Have some signs. Test n- 1 week ago though. Prego?

Off pill? Pregnant: First off - it usually takes at least one cycle of BCP's to be protected against pregnancy and you only took them for a month. With you being 3 weeks late I would be concerned that you are pregnant. Another explanation is the pill "messed" with your normal cycle. I would check a first morning urine pregnancy test in about a week.
Good luck ...Read more

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On the pill for years. Boyfriend pulls out. I had my period come early last month and it stayed for 10 days. Now I am one day late on my period?

On the pill for years. Boyfriend pulls out. I had my period come early last month and it stayed for 10 days. Now I am one day late on my period?

Check pregnancy test: If you are using the pill religiously daily then check a pregnancy test to be sure that is not an issue. A period can be delayed without you being pregnant for other reasons that a gyn md can discern if this persists. ...Read more

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Stopped taking the pill after three months, now my period is 4 days late. What could be wrong?

Stopped taking the pill after three months, now my period is 4 days late. What could be wrong?

Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test if you are late. ...Read more

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Started the pill a week after my period and been on it 2wks, now period is 4days late, any ideas plz?

Started the pill a week after my period and been on it 2wks, now period is 4days late, any ideas plz?

The birth contol: Pill is taking over function of the ovaries. The normal fluctuation of hormones, estrogen which grows the lining then ovulation, then Progesterone which organizes and limits it's growth, followed by the hormone producing follicle running out of hormene, then menses, has been replaced by a constant supply of both hormones. Time needed for the uterus to adjust but should be much better w/in 3 mos. ...Read more

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Took planb and got my period that same day, but now my period this month is late could that be bc of the pill?

Took planb and got my period that same day, but now my period this month is late could that be bc of the pill?

Pregnancy test: Should always be checked when you miss your period. If negative you are probably ok. When you use hormones like plan B, you can cause a hormone imbalance, usually temporary ...Read more

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I'm 22 & I'm 18 days late for my period. Ever since I was 14 I've never had a regular cycle. Would the pill be bad?

Not at all: The birth control pill helps to regulate your cycle, prevent anemia, prevent uterine and ovarian cancer. And it does not increase your risk for breast cancer. It sounds like a great idea for you. ...Read more

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After my last period, I came of the pill. I then had to take an ecp a week later. My period is now 4 days late, should I be worried?

After my last period, I came of the pill. I then had to take an ecp a week later. My period is now 4 days late, should I be worried?

Take a test: Emergency contraception is used after unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy by about 70%. It is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding or an abnormal cycle after use is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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I'm five days late for my period and I haven't had vaginal sex since way before my last period. I did stop taking the pill as of last month though.

Please Clarify: Making a statement on our system here is well and good, but usually people are here to ask questions. You failed to ask a question

there are about a dozen common reasons for missed periods. And, as you noted, your reason for a missed period is probably not pregnancy since one needs sperm to get pregnant. Missed periods are seen with extreme dieting, obesity, stress, and significant exercise. ...Read more

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