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My Period Due Tomarrow Can I Take Birth Control To Stop It
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
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
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
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
Is it normal to bleed 7days after you switch birth control? Not my period and haven't quit bleeding for 8 days. Period due in 4days. Really irritating
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?
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
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?
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
Unprotected sex on birth control. Last day of regular pill, period due today/tomorrow. Risk of pregnancy?
Pregnancy: If the pill was taken as directed, ...Read more
Period due in a week, dark brown discharge for a few days now, painful cramping, birth control makes period come every four months. Why the discharge?
You must be taking Seasoniqe, therefore once every 3 month period.
Some times one gets early period. ...Read more
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
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?
Unprotected sex a week ago. No missed birth control pills. Period due today but nothing yet... chances of being pregnant?
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?
Cramps and somewhat brown discharge. Period due 24th. On birth control bf always uses condoms and preg test neg. Help?
Normal: Variant. If itching or odor or discomfort get evaluated ...Read more
Can having an irregular period due to birth control and having sex during that time increase your chance to get pregnant?
Spotting for 6 days. Period due tomorrow. On same birth control for 6 years, no missed pill. Have cramps and tired. Preg test neg. Sex active.?
See a gynecologist: You need to rule out serious diseases though a more minor problem is likely to be found. ...Read more
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
Can I skip my period due to being on the first month of birth control pills 21 pack or my thyroid medicine levothyroxine?
Yes: The first 1-3 months on the BC pill can be irregular while your body adjusts to the hormonal change. ...Read more
Gas on birth control pill? Constant farting. Does not smell, silent and very, very minimal bloating. On second pack, period due late next week. Ok?
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
If you take birth control why you are on your period then you stop takeing it will you bleed longer?
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
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'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
7 days late on my period. Stop birth control last month. Trying too conceive! Took a test (neg). When should I take it again? My pd never been late!!!
Late period: Take preg. Tests every 2-3 days unless your period starts and is normal. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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