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Is it normal to skip periods while on loestrin fe?

Is it normal to skip periods while on loestrin fe?

It's possible: Loestrin is a low dose birth control . It allows for very light periods . Some months you may even not have a period . To make sure however I would take a pregnancy test ...Read more

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Dr. John cuong Doan
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Can loestrin fe cause you to miss a period?

Can loestrin fe cause you to miss a period?

Irregular menstrual: Bleeding can occur. Loestrin24 fe is reported to lead to shorter periods (< 3 days on average) and lighter periods with less bleeding. ...Read more

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I've been taking lo loestrin fe for about 7 months. Took next pack early to skip pd. Now i'm at end of next pack and didn't get a period? No sex..

I've been taking lo loestrin fe for about 7 months. Took next pack early to skip pd. Now i'm at end of next pack and didn't get a period? No sex..

Normal: No worries, it is common when going from pack to pack with this pill and when starting the placebo pills again to have no bleed, spotting, or very short and light periods , especially if you are not heavy( and particularly light ). ...Read more

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I am on lo loestrin fe. If I wish to skip my period this month should I skip both the white & brown pills & start a new pack OR just skip the brown?

I am on lo loestrin fe. If I wish to skip my period this month should I skip both the white & brown pills & start a new pack OR just skip the brown?

Active pills: I do not know what color the pills are. If you want to skip a period you skip the inactive ("sugar" pills) and keep taking active pills. Please do not do this more than once without asking the prescribing doctor. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I take loestrin and skip the brown pills to skip periods because of cramps and heavy bleeding. Is it safe to not have periods? It's been over 2 years.

I take loestrin and skip the brown pills to skip periods because of cramps and heavy bleeding. Is it safe to not have periods? It's been over 2 years.

Yes when due to OCa: Missing your period can be a problem requiring a check up for women not taking hormonal contraception. However, for women taking hormonal contraception it is usually normal, safe, even sometimes desirable. It is due to the suppressive effect of Progesterone on the uterine lining. ...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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I am taking lo loestrin to avoid a hysterectomy due to heavy/long/crampy cycles. if i want to skip my period by just taking blue pils is there risk?

I am taking lo loestrin to avoid a hysterectomy due to heavy/long/crampy cycles. if i want to skip my period by just taking blue pils is there risk?

Common practice: That is a common practice although the idea of Lo Lo Estrin is to make the cycles so light they are alsmot not noticeable. This may not be the best pill for you if you are going to skip the placebo pills and use birth control continuously. Only the last two days are hormone free with this brand. Consider using a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. This would likely help you more. ...Read more

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I want to skip my period next month I am taking lo loestrin fe birth control pills.

I want to skip my period next month I am taking lo loestrin fe birth control pills.

Skipping period: You can skip the placebo pills and start your new pack immediately. There is no guarantee of success. Good luck ...Read more

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