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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
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
Does skipping placebo pills to skip a period & starting a new pack of BC lower effectiveness of the pill? No pills missed. Just skipped placebos.
Yes: Yes you can. It is recommended to have atleast 4 periods /year. ...Read more
Jul 21-Last period. Aug 5-Started Microgestin. Am taking first 2 packs of active pills consecutively. Skipped Fe pills. How to stop brown discharge?
On Kelnor 1/35 birth control. Intentionally skipped period last month. Started placebo week this month but did not get a period? From skipping? Preg?
If you skip: If you skipped the last week of pills and immediately started the next pack then you will not get a period. The withdrawal from hormones during the last week of the pack is what triggers the menstrual cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more
Missed last active pill in birth control pack. Started new pack as normal after the inactive pills. Period was normal. Took Plan B . Pregnant?
Had light breakthru bleeding 2 weeks before taking placebo pills, on Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 5 years, never had BTB. Should I have skipped the placebo pills instead?
Not necessarily: I may not make a big difference wether you skipped the placebo pills or not. Either way you would be protected from conceiving. Break thru bleeding is common on BCP. Things like stress, significant exercise or weight loss can affect the delicate hormonal control of your cycle. If the breakthrough bleeding reoccurs often see your Gyn to be sure no medical problems are causing it to reoccur. ...Read more
Wait one more cycle: If you used a back-up method for birth control for two weeks after the missed-&-then-doubled pills and currently have a negative urine pregnancy test, you should be fine for now to go on to the next pack of pills. If you miss the next cycle, however, you may want to contact your gyn to see if there is any other reason for the amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods). ...Read more
On Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill skipped period but got period 2weeks later on white pills. Why?
Missed pills?: Bleeding usually occurs when the hormonal levels drop. Theoretically, if you take the pills at the same time everyday and never miss a pill, your hormone levels should stay the same and so you should not bleed. But in reality, there is a standard distribution of people in the population for whom 'normal' does not apply and there is variability. ...Read more
Intentionally skipped period last month. No period this month. On birth control, never missed a pill. I don't usually skip periods. Cause for miss?
I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. Can i skip my period this month by skipping the placebo pills?
Yes: This will usually work just fine but don't do it too often or you will get break thru bleeding. ...Read more
Started new brand of birth control pills a day after taking last active pill of my old brand, skipping placebo week n period. Amprotected immediately?
Want to skip next period. I'm on sprintec. Will skipping placebo week & starting a new pack skip my period? What are chances of breakthrough bleeding
Skipping periods: If you skip all the placebo pills and continue taking hormonal pills from the next pack you should not get a period. There could be breakthrough bleeding, but usually that happens after more than 5-6 weeks of continuous use, some women do not have any breakthrough bleeding for months at a time and skip all their placebo pills - as a treatment for heavy periods, painful periods or endometriosis. ...Read more
Can I skip my period on multiphasic pills by just skipping the placebo pills and starting a new pack?
Some do: Some doctors will prescribe continuous use of birth control. The 21 active pills are taken and then on day 22 one starts the next pack. We can not advise you to take medication differently than you were prescribed. You can check with the prescribing doctor to determine if this is a reasonable course of action for you. ...Read more
Totally normal: Assuming you have not missed any pills and could be pregnant, but with loloestrin the low dose of the hormone can make you miss your periods which is fine and great choice at your age as u should be on the lowest dose combo pill which is loloestrin and if u do not want any more children an in office essure tubal is the way to go, easy, takes 5 minutes my pts are awake, covered by insurance. ...Read more
Stopped bc pills week2.Using OPK but getting mixed result.Can stopping bc pills mid cycle affect OPK results?
Got provera (medroxyprogesterone) withdrawl bleed on Sunday, then started bc pill again...following Sunday got period! Continue pill pack? Why period now?
Yes continue pills: you may continue to have breakthrough or unpredictable bleeding while taking the pill. Continue to use birth control pills as prescribed. not all bleeding is "your period" , and you do not get a " period" on the pill. bleeding that occurs on hormonal contraception (like the birth control pill , ring or patch) is a withdrawal bleed if during the placebo pills, or breakthrough bleed other times. ...Read more
Skipped placebos last month, took them this month. Took first active pill today, but continued bleeding. When will it stop?
Why?: There is no reason to take placebos that you missed. You should not assume protection from pregnancy this month. Use another form of contraception. Take all your pills exactly as directed this month. Your period will be irregular and no way to know when bleeding will stop or restart this month. In future if you skip placebo pills do NOT take them the following month. Just take next pack normally ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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