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Had unprotected sex 4 days ago, red spotting turning brown, 3 days before period due. Take birth control regularly, what's wrong?

   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

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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If I do not have a period due to birth control can I still get pregnant?

If I do not have a period due to birth control can I still get pregnant?

Unlikely: There is no method of contraceptive that is 100% effective regardless of periods but if used correctly failure is very unlikely. Hope this makes you feel better. ...Read more

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I am currently using birth control and wanting to switch to the skyla. Would I be less likely to get my period due to the birth control?

I am currently using birth control and wanting to switch to the skyla. Would I be less likely to get my period due to the birth control?

Slim Chance only: First 3to5months periods may be irregular and number of bleeding days may increase. You may also have frequent spotting or light bleeding. Once you used it for few months there is a slim chance that your period will stop alltogether. ...Read more

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I let my bf cum inside of me, period due tomorrow. I'm on birth control any risk of pregnancy?

I let my bf cum inside of me, period due tomorrow. I'm on birth control any risk of pregnancy?

Birth control: If you are on birth control then you are already protected. The idea of birth control is to prevent pregnancy from unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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A week before my is period due I have spotting when wiping then 1 tampons worth of blood and now nothing. I'm on birth control. Is this normal?

A week before my is period due I have spotting when wiping then 1 tampons worth of blood and now nothing. I'm on birth control. Is this normal?

Yes: Birth control can change your bleeding patterns, they typically make the lighter, shorter and less painful. You described pattern seems consistent with a birth control pill effect. ...Read more

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I'm on a 3 month cycle birth control pill. Almost done my second 3 month pack. 1 week before period due with brown stringy jelly like discharge?

I'm on a 3 month cycle birth control pill. Almost done my second 3 month pack. 1 week before period due with brown stringy jelly like discharge?

Normal: Sometimes there is a little endometrial tissue that just needs to clear out. We manipulate our normal cycles with hormones (i.e. birth control pills), it is nature saying "I am still in charge". ;) In other words, normal as long as not persistent. ...Read more

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If I am on birth control and use a condom and pull out method. Could I be pregnant. Took pill couple hours late sometimes. Period due today but late?

Not likely: As stated, if you are on birth control, are using condoms, and use the pull out method on top of that...The chance of you getting pregnant are unlikely, but there are no 100% guarantees. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Stopped birth control months ago had intercourse a few days after last period ended now bleeding two weeks before period due could something be wrong?

Stopped birth control months ago had intercourse a few days after last period ended now bleeding two weeks before period due could something be wrong?

Possibly.: A birth control pill will control your menstrual cycle very well resulting in very predictable bleeding. When you stop using the pill your cycle could become irregular. Their are many potential cause and you should consult with your doctor to determine the underlying problem. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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On birth control. After sex I experienced brown discharge immediately after. There was some the next day too. Could I be pregnant? Period due in a week

On birth control. After sex I experienced brown discharge immediately after. There was some the next day too. Could I be pregnant? Period due in a week

Test at home: Often times, a period is delayed and women are concerned about being pregnant. With a history of unprotected intercourse, the anxiety due to a possible unplanned pregnancy rises. A easy way to determine if you are pregnant is by doing a home pregnancy test. It can be done around the time of your expected period. It can be done safely and with ease within the comfort/privacy of your home. ...Read more

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Brown discharge two weeks before period due. I am on birth control & had sex five days ago & my boyfriend finished in me. Can I be pregnant?

Brown discharge two weeks before period due. I am on birth control & had sex five days ago & my boyfriend finished in me. Can I be pregnant?

Brown discharge: Is usually older, deoxygenated blood from the uterus. The scenario you present is not high risk for pregnancy if you are consistently using your oral contraceptives as directed. If you miss your period would take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I don't have a period due to birth control but I had heavy bleeding started light then heavy ended light only 3 days. Having pregnancy signs can I be?

I don't have a period due to birth control but I had heavy bleeding started light then heavy ended light only 3 days. Having pregnancy signs can I be?

Possibly: Any abnormal bleeding should cause a woman to see a gynecologist. Usually the source of the bleeding is benign, but it can also be due to a cancer. Only your gynecologist can differentiate. ...Read more

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Period due today. Nothing so far. Major cramps for 4 days now with fatigue. Birth control is condoms (only @ the end). could these cramps b pregnancy?

Period due today. Nothing so far. Major cramps for 4 days now with fatigue. Birth control is condoms (only @ the end). could these cramps b pregnancy?

See details.: The simple answer is it is possible. If you don't get your period as expected, check a pregnancy test. If negative, see a GYN since you are having "major cramps". ...Read more

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I took diane 35 as ec pill for the first time in my life taking birth control pills had unprocted sex same time am I pregnant? My period due in 6 day

I took diane 35 as ec pill for the first time in my life taking birth control pills had unprocted sex same time am I pregnant? My period due in 6 day

Maybe not: A woman who is taking her birth control pills properly, is very unlikely to be pregnant. If not regularly on birth control pills, the emergency contraception dose of the pills does work most of the time but not all of the time (if unlucky, or if taking the pills too far out after sex, one can still get pregnant). Thus, always do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex, if EC pills were needed. ...Read more

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After 8 months of no period due to implanon birth control. I'm now spotting old blood and have cramps. What could this mean?? not pregnant!

After 8 months of no period due to implanon birth control. I'm now spotting old blood and have cramps. What could this mean?? not pregnant!

Implanon: I am not really sure if you still have the implanon or not, but either way your uterus is trying to expel some dried up blood and you are having craps to get rid of it. If it persists beyond the time of a few days or it reoccurs (if the implant is still in), be sure to call your GYN. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control to stop my period? I'm virgin but besides having to cope with the pain for days, I have to swim everyday and dive in the ocean

Can I take birth control to stop my period? I'm virgin but besides having to cope with the pain for days, I have to swim everyday and dive in the ocean

Yes: You can take it with skipping over the "blank" days in the packet. These are hormone free and that is when you get your period. Just go to the next packet instead of taking these.
It is wise to once every 4 mo let yourself have a period though. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take birth control to stop your period once it has already started? I want to skip the menstruating for one day

Is it possible to take birth control to stop your period once it has already started? I want to skip the menstruating for one day

Possible: You can start a new pack early and if needed you can double up on the pill for a day or so to stop the bleeding. I sometimes get this request when women going on their honeymoon expect to be on their period at that time. ...Read more

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I am 16, I take birth control pills to help regulate my period, but I have had my period for 2 weeks now. How do I make it stop?

I am 16, I take birth control pills to help regulate my period, but I have had my period for 2 weeks now. How do I make it stop?

2 weeks 2 long: Obviously, a 2 week long period is too long to put up with especially while taking the oral contraceptive pill. If the bleeding isn't spotting but "full on" requiring several protection changes a day, you need to contact the prescriber (MD) of the pill and find out your answer. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took that depro shot for birth control around sept.1, 2011, and still has a period what can she take to stop it. My girlfriend took that depro shot on september 1, 2011, she was on her period when she took the shot, its been over two months

My girlfriend took that depro shot for birth control around sept.1, 2011, and still has a period what can she take to stop it. My girlfriend took that depro shot on september 1, 2011, she was on her period when she took the shot, its been over two months

It: It is normal to have prolonged bleeding (a continuous period) and spotting in the first few months a woman is on the depo-provera shot. However, if she feel like her bleeding is excessive or if she is concerned she should contact her doctor.

Below, I've linked to a website that can give you more in-depth information on the Depo-Provera shot. ...Read more

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Can one birth control pill stop u from having a next period if u didn't want take them no more?

Can one birth control pill stop u from having a next period if u didn't want take them no more?

No: You typically need to take the entire pack and then a period will come at the end. One pill won't stop you from ovulating either, so you definitely can get pregnant. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control pill to stop a long lasting period (so far 16 days heavy)?

How long does it take for birth control pill to stop a long lasting period (so far 16 days heavy)?

7 to 10 days: 7 to 10 days, typically to stop the period. Make sure your pregnancy test is negative prior to starting the birth control pills. Lastly, if your period doesn't stop within 14 days of starting the pill, call your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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If you take birth control why you are on your period then you stop takeing it will you bleed longer?

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Extra hormones...: The basic answer is that birth control is extra "female" hormones (types of estrogen and progesterone) that affect the lining of your uterus in different ways in different women...Causing bleeding is some and suppressing bleeding in others. ...Read more

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How to know if I still take my birth control regularly or do I stop taking it while I'm on my period?

Take your pill: Do not alter your birth control pill schedule based on your period or any other bleeding. The pills are to be taken on a set schedule and as consistently as possible if you wish to be protected. Most packs have a pill to take every day and are to be taken in the order specified in the pack. Some packs have 21 days of pills, then you wait 7 days and start again. Do NOT adjust based on your period. ...Read more

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I have an extremely heavy period its non stop flow and leaks so much its very painful too. I can't take birth control. How can I lighten it?

I have an extremely heavy period its non stop flow and leaks so much its very painful too. I can't take birth control. How can I lighten it?

Motrin may help: Motrin can help with pain and lighten the flow. However heavy flow needs further evaluation (exam ultrasound blood test etc). Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on birth control for 6 months and every month my period come a week early. I continue to take my pills though while I'm on it should I stop?

I've been on birth control for 6 months and every month my period come a week early. I continue to take my pills though while I'm on it should I stop?

Keep taking them: Definitely do NOT stop your pills because you are bleeding. You appear to be in that small percentage of women on the pill who regularly get this sort of late breakthrough bleeding. This is not a problem in terms of effectiveness and is usually not worth the trouble of finding a different pill that doesn't do this. Stopping the pill will only create more problems. ...Read more

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What to I do to stop my bleeding while I should not be on my period? (im on birth control) I have been on birth control for two months and I am not supposed to get my perios for another month or so (until I take the colored pills) but I got my period any w

What to I do to stop my bleeding while I should not be on my period? (im on birth control) I have been on birth control for two months and I am not supposed to get my perios for another month or so (until I take the colored pills) but I got my period any w

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, this is common when starting new birth control pills. Be sure that you are taking your pills consistently every day. They work best if you take them as closely to the same time each day, within 2-4 hours, for best effectiveness. Continue taking them every day. If you continue to have break through bleeding after the first 3 months, you should return to the provider that prescribed the pills for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I take a birth control pill to stop my period from coming?

Can I take a birth control pill to stop my period from coming?

Yes: Yes, you can definitely take the first 3 weeks of birth control and then skip the final week and go straight to a new pack of pills. I've had patients do this and I've done it myself and it typically works great. You don't "have" to have a period every month. You may go through your prescription faster than normal, but let your doctor know that you skipped the placebo week of pills. ...Read more

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Can you take birth control pills while on your period to stop bleeding?

Can you take birth control pills while on your period to stop bleeding?

Unlikely. BCP's: Cycle Estrogens that buildup endometrium and progestational agents mimicking pregnancy, once the lining is built, it bleeds as it is shed. A fertilized ovum needs to implant for successful pregnancy, and cannot do so with shedding endometrial lining. ...Read more

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I started my period to early. If I take a few birth control pills will it stop it?

I started my period to early. If I take a few birth control pills will it stop it?

Depends: The bigger question is what caused you to start it early and how early you started it. Pills may or may not stop it. It is also important to know whether your periods are usually regular or irregular and if you are sexually active as well as what you use for contraception and what other medicines you take or if you have any medical problems. Wish I could help more. ...Read more

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Contraception (Definition)

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


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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more