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Missed Period After Going Off The Pill
I've been on the pill for over a year, and never had a missed period until now. I've been having a lot of sex with my husband, 2 neg. Tests. Am i pg?
A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more
Missed period earlier this month but then got my period, started taking the pill for the first time, on 3rd week now and I'm still bleeding a little ?
Birth control pills: When someone first starts the birth control pill there can be abnormal bleeding and spotting for the first 3 months. Even though she is taking the medicine correctly. This is your body adjusting th the hormones in the pill. This is normal. Just continue to take the medicine on time as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 22, I missed period for 3 months, I want to start taking the pill to achieve regular periods, can I start now? (Mid cycle). Never had sex before.
Can the contraceptive injection that I had 4 months ago also be causing the missed period on the pill?
Missed period for 3 months, now spotting for 7 days, Not sexually active. Want to take the pill to regulate period, can I start taking them immediatel?
Yes: you may start the pill at any time during the cycle. For you, since you are irregular it is not possible to know exactly where you are in the cycle, it makes sense to just start the pill and expect some spotting for up to 3 or 4 weeks as you body acclimates to the pill. You should achieve good, predictable cycles with the pill. ...Read more
I am on the pill and take it everyday. I have had unprotected sex. October- missed period. November- brown discharge. PT says negative. What is this?
Irregular period: Common with BCPGet a more detailed answer ›
I am on the pill, don't always take it on time. Don't know my cycle so not sure when is a "missed period".Had sex 8 days ago, when can I take a hpt?
Wait a little longer: You can take a regular home pregnancy test if you miss your period. Would wait at least 10 days after the day you had sex - then can consider use of an early pregnancy test. If that is negative, can repeat in a week or less with a first morning void if you don't get your period. ...Read more
Yes: The oral contraceptive pills are intended, due to their low dosages, to be taken every day about the same time each day.If that is not the case use a "back up" means of contraception until the next period and get a pregnancy test if it is a "no show" anecdotally, "the pill is only 100% effective if held between your knees at all times.". ...Read more
It could happen: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
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