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No Withdrawal Bleed On Pill
I'm on gianvi (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Missed a pill, took 2 the next day. Did that 2x during cycle. Had 8days of breakthrough bleeding, now no withdraw bleed & nausea. Preg?
Why not take a test?: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
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
So I just stopped taking birth control pills yesterday. I'm on day seven of withdrawal bleeding. The bleeding is very light. Is that worryworth?
What are goals?: You may find your period is less controlled and heavier now that you are not on birth control. If you are not planning to get pregnant at this time you may want to consider going back on them for cycle control. You can track your cycles over the next few months ands if you are satisfied. ...Read more
Clear jelly like CM 2 days after withdrawal bleed stopped and on 7th inactive bc pill day. Ovulation??
Not necessarily : This most likely means higher estrogen level, which can be from ovarian activity, but not necessarily ovulation. If you missed some pills towards the end of the hormone pills, or you took antibiotics, or were ill, it could have allowed more ovarian activity than usual. Just to be safe, might want to use extra method of bc for seven days. ...Read more
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
On Apri birth control, had protected sex and got normal withdrawal bleed on placebo week when expected. Does that mean not pregnant?
Is withdrawal bleeding (not spotting, actual bleeding) during placebo week on combination birth control pills evidence you are not pregnant?
Breakthrough bleeding on pill getting heavier after 14 days of bleeding & 16 days being on pill for first time. Will this stop on my pill free wk?
Probably not: You are having breaktroughbleeding caused by the external hormones you are taking. Ask your doctor to see if he/she would recommend stopping for 5 days now, then restarting a new pill strip or have you take two pills a day for a few days. This may stop the bleeding you are experiencing. Sometimes a different pill will help also. ...Read more
Stopped depo, started mirena, (levonorgestrel) fell out after 3wks. Now on viorele to stop bleeding. Bleeding after 3days on pill. When will the bcp stop the bleeding?
On 8th day after last provera (medroxyprogesterone) pill (10mg/10days) no withdrawl bleed yet. Def not preg. But having sore breasts after last pill. Period on its way?
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 birth control, had protected sex on Jan 8. Since then I've had 2 normal withdrawal bleeds on placebo week. Does this mean not pregnant?
Mucus like red blood on placebos. The bleeding is light. Switched bcp this month but used condoms during sex. Implantation or withdrawal bleeding?
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
Several months: It is common to have break through bleeding in the first several months of a new birth control pill. When bleeding starts it can last several days to several weeks. If it is still occurring after 3 cycles it may be time to talk to your doctor about other pill formulations. ...Read more
I'm on micronor (norethindrone) birthcontrol, i stopped mid pack and didn't get any breakthrough bleeding . Why?
Possibly: The micronor (norethindrone) (as most ocps, including progestin-only, like the micronor (norethindrone)) causes thinning of the uterine lining, so it is possible that your body did not have enough lining built up to have the period. If you have a history of irreg. Periods, then it may be due to that as well. ...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
Didn't miss a birth control pill but breakthrough bleeding 1.5 weeks before my period was supposed to come, and no bleeding on my period week. Normal?
OK: Can happen, monitor your cycles, avoid missing any pills. If a persistent problem, contact your prescriber. ...Read more
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