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Good idea: I think you really should so you are sure you understand the problem, the treatment, and how it's used, but it's up to the individual doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Breast feeding?: Progestin-only pills are most commonly used in women who are breast feeding because estrogen can cause a decline in the breast milk production, especially when it's started soon after delivery. Other women are on it because they cannot take estrogen for various reasons. It's slightly less effective than the combination pill and must be taken at the same time daily.
Yes: The work sometimes. Depends on the reason for bleeding. For structural uterine problems, like fibroids, adenomyosis and polyps, success will be poor. For hormonal bleeding, results will be mixed, only some successful. Progestin use longterm does have some negative consequences and probably not the best choice. Implantable or depo injections best for those unable to remember a pill every day.
Yes: Depending on how heavy your periods are, it can work- it is used often to treat excessively heavy menses on a short term basis and of course progestin is the truly "active"ingredient in birth control pills, which can be taken nearly continuously over several months at a time. Breakthrough bleeding is the biggest problem and longterm suppression of ovulation can have other risks and benefits.
been on the progestogen only pill around 2 months now but had constant brown discharge for the past 2 weeks! Only ever had protected sex beforehand.
Yes: All sex hormones can increase risk of clots, especially if your levels rise too high or you have a propensity to form clots, concurrent pro-thrombotic disease states or being in sedentary position for too long.
Stopped taking the progestogen-only pill in nov, had 2 periods since but now 2 weeks late for this month's period, not been sexually active, why late?
Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
Depends: If you are not nursing and 6, or more, months after delivering a baby, then your period should resume 4-6 weeks after stopping a progestogen only pill. This time-frame also assumes you are not pregnant, you are not near menopause, you are healthy and your periods were regular before starting the pill in the first place.
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