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No Bleeding On Placebo
Is withdrawal bleeding (not spotting, actual bleeding) during placebo week on combination birth control pills evidence you are not pregnant?
Placebos are generally medications and sometimes physical or psychological substitutes which in themselves have no known effect but which cause the patient to feel as if they are getting some effect. They depend upon patient expectations and the fact that there is a strong psychological component ...Read more
Brown spotting and some dull red during placebo pills, pms symptoms, no full period. Been on bc pill for while. Did miss one pill?
Question?: This can occur if not taking pills routinely. I hope this helps and you are well. ...Read more
Start period/seeing clots on Thursday, minimal bleeding on Friday, no bleeding Saturday. What does that mean?
On birth control pills for 3 yrs, had breakthrough bleeding last week, & on the actual time of menstruation, bleeding stopped on 3rd day. What's wrong?
See below: Please contact your prescribing provider. S/he is the best person to assess what's going on with you at this point. Good luck! ...Read more
Had a light period on the 3rd week of the active pill but no period on placebo. I'm taking norgestimate ethinyl estradiol. Is this normal?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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
On the pill and have been bleeding for almost 8 days. Bleeded the whole 7 days of placebo and have light bleeding on the 8th. Haven't missed any pills?
How long?: How long have you been on the pill? Most people have shorter and lighter periods after being on the pill for 3-6 months, but what you are describing is not significantly abnormal. ...Read more
On the pill for 9 months. Medium heavy bleeding 5 days before placebos and no bleeding during placebos. Negative preg test? What is happening?
Thinned endomtrial: lining. You had break through bleeding for some reason either you did not take the active pills on time or you missed one or some other reasons. Birth control pill thins the inner lining of the uterus. Your break thru bleeding made the thining even worse and by the time you heat to placebo pills there is almost no inner lining left. This is why you did not bleed during placebo. ...Read more
Check for pregnancy: After being on the pills for awhile, flow can get lighter or even stop, but pregnancy is a possibility, so do a test. If the test is negative, it's not medically a problem not to have a period. But no birth control is perfect. The failure rate of the pill in typical use in 9% (9/100 women get pregnant in first year), but in perfect use (no missed pills, etc) it's <1%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any pill can cause: No bleeding on your period, your health care provider should have mentioned that to u, if u are worried u can do a preg test to assure u are not preg. ...Read more
Difficult to say: It appears that you posted a similar question but reported undergoing what sounded like a colposcopy. Again if you can better describe what the procedure was and why it was done doctors may be able to better help you out. But in the end, your best best is to review this with the doctor who completed the procedure as they will be able to best guide you through the bleeding. ...Read more
Is it normal to suddenly spot after 2-3 cycles of no spotting while on COC pill? No other meds taken/no missed pills. Very light spotting only.
On BC pills 1st month and Nexplanon to control breakT bleeding,on placebo pills no period yet NOT preg is it possible no period because of nexplanon m
On BCP, none missed. pinkish blood but 1wk&4days away from my period. Implanting bleeding or just bleeding from the pills?
Bleeding 3rd wk in 2month of new birth control pills. Same time as the 1st month. Is this breakthrough bleeding? On Minastrin. Tired of bleeding...
Yes, breaktrough.: It can be normal in the first three months of a new bcp. If persists your doctor can adjust bcp. ...Read more
1st month on birth control. Very light bleeding almost none but when I wipe there's blood? On 3rd placebo pill will it get heavier?
Varies: from woman to woman and with the strength of the particular BC pill. I suggest going right into your next pack of pills and monitoring your cycles. ...Read more
On birth control, skipped placebo pills & instead started another pack & now taking placebo pills. Period is very dark brown, light. Pregnant?
Periods: Periods mean you are not pregnant. The color of the blood is meaningless. It is blood. ...Read more
Have a thickened endometrium & mild-persistent abnormal bleeding, no stds, no cancer. Now on birth control but bleeding won't stop. Help stopping it.
The utility of: The 'thickened endometrium' finding, premenopauselly, is not high. It is cycle dependant. It appears you had an endometrial biopsy. How long have you been on the sprintec? It can take 3 months to normalize bleeding. You may need a 'withdrawel bleed' but without knowing how long you have been on the pill it c an be difficult to say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took all bc pills on time. 3rd day of placebo, only been spotting blood on toilet paper. Lower back aches but no stomach cramps. Preg? Take test now?
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