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Should you keep taking active pills if you get your period early?

Should you keep taking active pills if you get your period early?

Yes: The "period" that is sometimes seen is actually "breakthrough bleeding" on the pill and therefore the active pills should be taken every day about the same time of the day until that pack of pills is finished. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Can you get your period and symptoms of your period while taking the active pills in a birth control pack?

Can you get your period and symptoms of your period while taking the active pills in a birth control pack?

Yes: You may need to change pills types. Did you miss any? When you have bleeding like that it's usually breakthrough and typically means your estrogen dose isn't high enough. What pill band are you taking? ...Read more

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Is it likely to be pregnant when you take an emergency pill but still become sexually active with protection after 2 day & get your period after 6days?

Is it likely to be pregnant when you take an emergency pill but still become sexually active with protection after 2 day & get your period after 6days?

Pill alters periods: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. Having a true menstrual period would mean "not pregnant". ...Read more

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What does it mean if you start to get your period while on active birth control pills?

What does it mean if you start to get your period while on active birth control pills?

Typical: Many women on lo dose birth control pills may start spotting or bleeding before the end of week 3. It may take several cycles for your body to get used to the new hormones. If the bleeding persists, you may need to switch to a different pill. ...Read more

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Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.

Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.

Common problem: 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. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get your period early?

Hormones: Often when you get your period early it's due to hormonal changes. At 31 years of age that can be normal. If it bothers you, you can see your doctor and maybe birth control pills can help regulate. Typically, though, it doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong, just normal hormonal variation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you get your period early and it comes back two weeks later.? Can i be pregnant?

What does it mean if you get your period early and it comes back two weeks later.? Can i be pregnant?

When in: Doubt take a pregnancy test. It is likely that you could have had a period plus an episode of break through bleeding. Doubt pregnancy with this scenario. ...Read more

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