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Lost An Active Birth Control Pill
Last month I lost an active birth control pill. Took the next days pill instead. Finished pack and got period a day early now spotting a week early.?
Should be ok: Missing one pill and cutting short your month one day should not be a problem. May take a month or two to get back to "normal" for you. If concerned call your gyn doc and ask about the situation. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Lost last active birth control pill. Should I take a pill from next pack or should I take the rest of my pack as normal?
I lost my second to last active birth control pill. I have one active pill left (for today). Am I still protected for this month?
Yes: You took it all mnth except one day. So yes you are covered. ...Read more
I lost my second to last active birth control pill. I have one active pill left. Am I still protected against pregnancy for this month?
I bled a lot once and I'm on my last active birth control pill. I have taken 3 late pills (an hour difference) and I'm on a low dose. Is it working?
Should be: Low dose birth control pills should be taken each day, preferably at the same time each day. If you have completed an entire pack of pills and have taken a pill everyday, being only an hour late on a few doses, then you should be well protected from pregnancy. If you are taking your last active pill today, you should start your period within the next 2-3 days. ...Read more
What does it mean if I start bleeding two days before my last active birth control pill and I haven't missed any pills?
If u are going to: Get one usually within 1-2 days sometimes on the low dose pills u may not get a period, if u do not get one within 3-4 days check a preg test. ...Read more
I accidentally took active birth control pill on day 23 instead of placebo. I realized my mistake and then took the placebo. Should I finish the pack as normal? Do I need any back up precautions?
Is it normal to not get your period the day you supposed to get it? (never missed an active Birth control pill) then When am I going to get my period?
Is it normal to not get your period the day you supposed to get it? (never missed an active Birth control pill) the. When am I going to get my period?
Yes: It is common for your period to be off by a few days up to a week at times. ...Read more
I had intercourse and then took my last active birth control pill (before placebos). I am experiencing light cramping. Could I be pregnant?
I was wondering what are the active and inert ingredients that the birth control pill "mircette" have in it?
Will I be protected right away when switching birth control pill brands (both combination), taking new brand after last active pill of old brand?
Yes: Your body does not recognize one brand of pill from the other. ...Read more
If I skip the last inactive birth control pill in my pack & start active pills of next pack a day early, am I still protected? Pills still effective?
Yes, protected: Yes, the important pills are the active pills not the placebo pills. The placebo pills are just there to keep you in the habit of taking a pill every day and to allow you to menstruate. In fact, some types of BCPs are now packaged so that active pills are taken for about three months and then you take the placebo pills. ...Read more
Am I as protected as I should be after missing one birth control pill 2 months ago? I think I missed one birth control pill 2 months ago about, I don't remember if it was an active or inactive pill or if I even missed it. But I have been taking my birth c
Don't worry: If you're taking the pills consistently without missing, it's not likely you would get pregnant. Keep taking your pills. If you take your pills consistently at the same time every without ever missing, the failure rate is <1%. In typical use, the failure rate is 9%. But you missed 2 months age and have had a period. ...Read more
Is there a birth control pill that contains levonorgestrel and has 24 active pills and four placebos in each 28 day cycle?
No: Not that I am aware ofGet a more detailed answer ›
If I took 1 birth control pill out of order, but have continued on with the pack and taken 1 active pill a day am I still protected from pregnancy?
I missed a birth control pill Friday, took one Saturday, and miss another Sunday. I have been active during this time. What are chances of pregnancy?
Pretty good: Unless you get yourself much better disciplined regarding your birthcontrol, the chances of pregnancy are excellent if you and your partner (s)are fertile and you have fairly frequent sex w/out condoms. STDs are also a good bet. This particular month, it depends on your ovulation date. If you miss a period - test - and see a Dr for a lot of info and a better method for you. Best! ...Read more
How many days do you have to take tri-sprintec (birth control pill) before its active and you no longer have to use condoms? Been taking it 11 days...
At least a cycle: With any bcp you should use additional protection for at least one month. After that time, you can be more confident in the contraceptive effect but I would still recommend using condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases. The birth control pill cannot protect you from sexually transmitted infections including hiv. Hpv. Also recommend hpv vaccine series. ...Read more
Got her regular period 4/12 -4/15. Was sexually active during the time. Only used birth control pill. Got another period 4/22-4/26. What caused this?
Depends: You are on a Progesterone only pill, norethindrone. If you don't take this pill at the same time every day, you will get breakthrough bleeding. Remember, on the pill no one gets a "period". Withdrawal bleeding occurs during placebo days of the 21/7 or 24/4 day type combination pills. On your type of pill bleeding is unpredictable and hopefully will go away over time! There is no "need to bleed". ...Read more
After taking diflucan (fluconazole) and amoxacillian how long until birth control pill are more active if I started taking the week before my placebo. Pills?
I am on birth control pill junel & have started bleeding like a heavy period & lots of clots. I'm still taking the active pills should I be worried?
Hi, my period just started and its 15 days early. I am not on a birth control pill and have been sexually active but made use of the pull out method.
Wait: Until when your next period is expected and if it doesn't come, take a prengancy test. ...Read more
I have been spotting for 7 weeks on birth control pill and my doctor asked me to keep taking the active pill and skip the inactive pill is that normal?
YES: However, if this is not effective, you may want to discuss the use a of slightly stronger pill. If you are new to this pill it may take 2-3 months for your body to normalize your cycles. ...Read more
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