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Loestrin 24 Fe No Period
Totally normal: Assuming you have not missed any pills and could be pregnant, but with loloestrin the low dose of the hormone can make you miss your periods which is fine and great choice at your age as u should be on the lowest dose combo pill which is loloestrin and if u do not want any more children an in office essure tubal is the way to go, easy, takes 5 minutes my pts are awake, covered by insurance. ...Read more
Why does a low hormone (lo loestrin) birth control make girls miss periods? I haven't missed a period except being on lo loestrin fe 1-10 brand.
Took generess fe for 3 months, skipped placebo n switched to gildess fe after last active pill. Day 5 of new brand light bleedin?Normal or not working?
Much much less blood for period on minastrin 24 fe than loestrin 24 fe (blood was brown and came 2 days into placebos) but still bad cramps. Period?
Bleeding: Each pack of birth control pills is inducing a period. Generic birth control pills are effective, but the levels can differ slightly from the brand and as such your periods may be a different. It may take a few months to resolve. Use alleve or Motrin for the cramps. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't work that well. ...Read more
Taking Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED birth control, fought my cycle, began first 7 day break, after 5 inactive pills, still no period, could I be pregnant?
Maybe not, but...: If worried, just do a pregnancy test. A urine test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. ...Read more
Switched from Tri-Estarylla to Microgestin birth control pills. No period last month and light 3 day period this month. Normal?
Bad odor, no discharge. On orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) first month, on inactive pills. No period. No period month before bc. Possibly pregnant?
Possible: Its not unusual to not have a period on the pill, check a upt. The odor could likely be improved by a short course of antibiotic. You could use a vinegar douch but do so carefully in that too much pressure could cause push bacteria to go into uterus creating an infection? The upt is the way to go, no one will tell you you can't be pregnant unless you have no uterus. Good luck. ...Read more
Right away: Most women's period return to normal right away. ...Read more
Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo, macrobid, missed period, negative pregnancy test, continue birth control,?
Had light breakthru bleeding 2 weeks before taking placebo pills, on Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 5 years, never had BTB. Should I have skipped the placebo pills instead?
Not necessarily: I may not make a big difference wether you skipped the placebo pills or not. Either way you would be protected from conceiving. Break thru bleeding is common on BCP. Things like stress, significant exercise or weight loss can affect the delicate hormonal control of your cycle. If the breakthrough bleeding reoccurs often see your Gyn to be sure no medical problems are causing it to reoccur. ...Read more
Switched from loestrin 24 fe to minastrin 24 fe. Had medium flow period on loestrin but now brown discharge and blood when i wipe. Is this my period?
Yes: Birth controls pills are very effective as long as you take it everyday and NOT MISS your pills. It is preferable to start your pill on cycle day 2 or 3. ...Read more
First month taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). 3 pills left on first pack. No period yet. Sexually active, always uses condoms. Why no period yet?
Sometimes: Pills like this can make u not have periods due to the fact u do not build up enough tissue to have a period, since this is your 1st pack you should do a preg test to prove to yourself u are not pregnant, it is totally normal not to get periods when you are on low dose pills, once u stop the pills the [periods will return. ...Read more
Just started taking lo loestrin fe. took 5 active pill, then took sugar pills during my period. I just had unprotected sex, Is my bc still effective?
Birth Control: If you actually start your OCPs when you start your period, you are immediately protected. If you start at any other time, I usually recommend a back up contraception for 2 weeks. Also, when you start pills in the middle of your cycle, it can throw your period off. I would suggest continuing the pill as prescribed, but taking a pregnancy test in the next 2 weeks. Good luck ...Read more
Switching from Minastrin 24 to OrthoTriCyclenlo am i still protected? Finished Minastrin and started OTCL day after placebo pill. had sex? Pregnancy?
Should be fine: Switching from one type of combination birth control pill to another type of combination birth control pill, while not missing any days after the end of the pack of the prior pill, should not cause a lapse in protection against pregnancy. Contraceptive effects should still be good. ...Read more
Taking Trinessa Lo had BTB 10 days prior to normal period lasted about 11 days then had no normal period during placebo pills. Pregnancy?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
On Lo loestrin,1st pack used,missed period. Started 2nd pack yest. No PMS symptoms. Tested 2days ago & neg. Possibly prego? Sex active. No protection.
Unlikely but: Possible as you have missed a period. Wait one more week then do another test. If negative then just proceed as is. ...Read more