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Started on the pill. How long into the sugar pills untill you get your period?

Started on the pill. How long into the sugar pills untill you get your period?

2to 3 days: There r many different types of pills and the amount of days of placebo pills vary with each different kind of pill. ...Read more

Placebo (Definition)

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


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My period is suppose to be in around a week, do I continue taking the the active pills? If so, when do I take sugar pills? First time using the pill.

My period is suppose to be in around a week, do I continue taking the the active pills? If so, when do I take sugar pills? First time using  the pill.

Take as directed: Your prescribing physician should have explained to you to take your pack as directed regardless of what's happening in your cycle. Eventually, your body adjusts to your pills (yes, strange, i know). We typically ask that you allow 3 months of adjustment on any new pill. So yes, keep taking active pills if you have more to take. Take sugar pills at scheduled time to allow time for regular menses. ...Read more

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Dr put me on the pill to regulate my period after having a rod inserted. She told me to skip the 1st month of sugar pills, its put my in a lot of pain?

Dr put me on the pill to regulate my period after having a rod inserted. She told me to skip the 1st month of sugar pills, its put my in a lot of pain?

Needs evaluation: Pelvic pain is complex and is not likely to be related to taking a birth control pill. Most likely something else is causing the pain. I recommend scheduling a follow up visit to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I just got levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. I'm confused about the red mark, and i don't know what the white sugar pills are for? Do i start the pill when i first period?

I just got levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. I'm confused about the red mark, and i don't know what the white sugar pills are for? Do i start the pill when i first period?

One per day: Not sure what red mark you are referring to but taking birth control is very simple. Take one pill per day. Start on the sunday after your first period. Continue taking one per day including the placebo pills. When you finish the pack you just start the next one. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period after you stop taking the pill?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period after you stop taking the pill?

Several months: But, you may ovulate during that time so please use barrier protection (condoms and spermicide, for example) if you do not wish to be pregnant. Your doctor can 'bring on' a period with medicine if you have not had a period three months after stopping the pill. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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