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Missed Oral Contraceptive Pill
I haven't not missed any of my oral contraceptive pills, but I have had sexual activity without a condom. also this is my second period in one month?
Not pregnant: If you have taken your birth control pills exactly as prescribed then there is very little chance of pregnancy. If you have irregular bleeding on the pills it could be from a number of causes - infections, stress, inadequate ratio of estrogen/progesterone in your pill. See your doctor if the irregular bleeding continues. ...Read more
Started taking new birth control pills the day I was supposed to start a new pack and havent missed any am I protected as a contraceptive right away?
Been taking oral contraceptive pill for 2yrs now.i decided to take it for long term now.is it bad?
No: But there are other long term contraceptives including shots, implantable contraceptives, IUD's, individual diaphragms, etc. you can read up on them and discuss them with your OB. ...Read more
Not studied: This is not in the standard pharmacopia of MD science, so it would be hard to answer that question. To avoid any unknown interaction it is best not to use it in conjunction. ...Read more
Can I take a break in the middle of my oral contraceptive pill if I have taken 2 packs in a row, with out a break between them?
6 weeks: 6 weeks is typical. If you are nursing, make sure your milk is well established, or ocps can dry it up. ...Read more
OCP bleeding: YesGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm on the oral contraceptive pill and i finished my gap week and started again but i had a tiny bit of dark bleeding when i had started again why?
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
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