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Pregnant On Lutera
Bleeding dy wld've ovulated, has lasted dys. Never missed BC/tk late, other medications may have interacted. Pregnant? Period due nxt Tuesday. Lutera
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Just starting taking the pill lutera, i had took it for 9 days and had unprotected sex, could i be pregnant?
How long should back up BC be used? Im taking Amoxicillin 500mg every 8 hrs for 7 days and have been on Lutera BC for 4 months. Can not risk pregnancy
Continue both: do not stop BC pills-also use condoms for extra protection. ...Read more
Missed 1 pill the 2nd week, and 2 pills the 3rd week. Had sex before and after the missed pills. Taking lutera. Chances of pregnancy?
Yep: Pill only works if taken every day... ...Read more
Been 2 months after stopping lutera. 1st period was normal. Current period is extremely light, almost nothing. Not pregnant. What could it be?
I had unprotected sex the day after finishing my period, I have been on the lutera for only a month. What are the chances of a pregnancy?
Rare but possible: Probably safe but any thing is possible! ...Read more
What is the percentage of getting pregnant if I started birthcontrol 1 day after period started and missed 3 pills not in a row? I'm on Lutera
Depends...: It all depends when you started your birth control and what time of your cycle you are on at this time.There is data stating that if you take your BC not consistently but most of the time as prescribed the risk of getting pregnant could go as high as 9-10%.In this case you have missed quite a good amount of pills so the risk may be higher than that and even more if you started BC recently. ...Read more
Been spotting 2 wks, blood is becoming more red. Started when would've ovulated. Hvn't missed bc/takn late. What's wrong? Risk of pregnancy? Lutera bc
Birth control...: Birth control pills can cause abnormal bleeding as a side effect. You might need an alternative one. However, other possibilities are infections, uterine myomas, ovarian cysts,among others. Follow up with your Gynecologist. I would also suggest that to be on the safe side get also a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. ...Read more
Doctor gave me lutera w/o a pregnancy test first. My lower back is hurting, nauseous, is this normal?
Totally fine: It's completely fine that your doctor gave you this birth control pill without performing a pregnancy test first. If you are worried you might be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test, they are fast and accurate. If you are pregnant, the pills he gave you will not harm the pregnancy. The symptoms you describe are normal side effects from taking the pill the first few months. ...Read more
I haven't had my period, i took lutera for 7 days then stopped, i took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative, could it be a false negative?
Go see a GYN: For a serum/ blood pregnancy test for peace of mind. ...Read more
Started Lutera birth control first 24 hours of period and had sex without a condom that same day. Can I be pregnant? Please I'm so nervous
Unlikely but not impossible: You need to be on your pills for at least 2 weeks before they protect you and you need to be using a condom to decrease the risk of STDs. However, the first day of your period is one of the safer times as far as risk of pregnancy is concerned. Be safe. Use the condom too. ...Read more
They have nothing to: do with each other. Lutera is an oral contraceptive used as birth control, and Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer used to treat anxiety. Not sure I understand your question. Lutera is an effective form of birth control, and Xanax is an effective drug to treat occasional anxiety or panic attacks. However, for long-term anxiety, Xanax has a great deal of abuse potential. ...Read more
Yes,it is normal: for you,but every female is different,and some may bleed longer or heavier. Be thankful that your period is so light and regular. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
This is my first month on lutera I have cloudy discharge and pink discharge i'm afraid that the pink discharge could be bad?
Likely normal: Spotting in the first several months on birth control pills is quite common and does not mean there is a problem. This usually goes away by the 3rd cycle. This occurs because the hormones in the bcp and a woman's body are coming into balance. ...Read more
I'm using lutera as Plan B I'm taking 2 pills twelve hours apart three times and it's been three days after sex should this work?
This is my first month on lutera and i'm having break threw bleeding its taking 2 weeks for it to go away and i still have it i need help?
Keep taking the pill: When a woman starts taking birth control pills it is common to have break through bleeding off and on the first 2 cycles. If the irregular bleeding is still going on in the 3rd cycle that is when i'll will try her on a different pill. Keep taking the pill about the same time each day, see if the btb goes away. Good luck. ...Read more
I take my bc lutera at 10:00 am I overslept a little it's 11:00 am and I took one is this too much of a time gap for it too be effective ?
Lutera after abortion. I started the following Sunday as directed, and now I’m spotting everyday 3 weeks later. Is this normal? Should I change brands
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more
Below: You start them either on the first day of your period or the Sunday after your period starts. You have 21 pills of one color and 7 of another color. Those 7 pills are sugar pills you will have your period when you are taking them. You start the active pills, these are the ones that have 21 in the pack. Be sure you use a condom for the first 7 days you are taking the pill ...Read more
Nothing: They are different brands of the same pill. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, st. John's wort induces the liver enzymes that metabolize a number of medications, including birth control pills. If you use both of these, best to use another birth control method. ...Read more
30-60 days: This medication has a half life of 26 hours. It takes about 5 half lives to clear it from your system; so that's about 5 days for it to stop inhibiting the actions of the pituitary gland in the brain. This medication surpresses ovulation by inhibiting FSH and lh hormones which are made by the pituitary. There is variation in each patient regarding the pituitary returning to normal functionality. ...Read more
Cycle off track: No, taking BCPs for a single month won't get a cycle back on track. Taking BCPs isn't a cure. It covers up what your own cycle is doing using the hormones in the pills to manipulate the lining of your uterus. If your cycles are off track, it's best to have an evaluation into the cause. It's possible the doctor will recommend longer use of BCPs depending on the reason. ...Read more
Are there any risks of taking 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) (as prescribed for anxiety) along with lutera?
BCP: Yes, the combination is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long after stopping bc can one ovulate/conceive? Even if only on low dose lutera for three months
Ovulation: It may take about 2 monthis to reset the cycle from feed back mechanism in the pituitary gland fish and lh ...Read more