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Loestrin 20 No Period
Period: This not unusual. I would suggest you see your doctor as he may suggest a change of dose ...Read more
Switched from Rigevidon to Loestrin 20. Light period/spotting for first 3 months during 7 day break, now no period at all - is this normal?
Can happen with: BCP's. Did you miss any pills? You can do a pregnancy test to be certain. ...Read more
Pregnancy worries?: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a withdrawal period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her regular withdrawal periods, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more
Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more
I've been on Loestrin 20 for about 8 months now but the past few months I haven't had my period at all. Is this normal or anything to worry about?
Yes: Most oral contraceptives can cause some women to skip a period. I would encourage you to get a pregnancy test just to be sure. ...Read more
Shorter& lighter.: Loestrin24 fe is reported to lead to shorter periods (< 3 days on average) and lighter periods with less bleeding. ...Read more
I'm about to start loestrin & I'm worried that my naturally 3 day long period will become longer. Is this a possibility?
Can loestrin start your period at random times of the month? I've been taking it for over 1.5 years and it still does this
No: If you're hanging bleeding which is I scheduled, you need to try another or be evaluated for this issue. ...Read more
You will have it: Your period may be light, you may skip, but you may well have one. ...Read more
4 weeks: All bc pills will be effective after faithfuuly taking about two weeks but safe measure it is advisable to tell pts after one cycle for sure. Compliance is the key for efficacy and recommendation is after periods as a routine. Good luck ...Read more
Get pregnancy test: Missing one pill usually does not result in pregnancy. It is fairly common to skip periods on birth control pills. If pregnancy test is negative start your new pack at the usual time. ...Read more
I have been on loestrin for 1 month and I haven't had my period since starting it. Should I be worried?
NO: It may take 2-3 packs of pillsto regulate your cycle ...Read more
Been on lo loestrin for 3 years and have never had a period on it. This ok? Someone told me that is bad for you
Probably OK: It is not unsafe to skip periods, but it would be appropriate for your physician to perform an ultrasound to evaluate your uterus and the endometrium. If the endometrium is very thin, then it is ok not to have periods as the pill is suppressing the endometrium. If the endometrium is thickened it would be a problem that your doctor would manage. ...Read more
I started loestrin 24fe and I'm at the end of my 1stpack in the middle imissd 2days in a row. Ibeen on my period 3weeks. Wht could b goin on?
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