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Starting Birth Control Pills On First Day Of Period
On my second pack of birth control pills, stopped taking placebo pills of first pack 4 days in. Started a new pack on day 3 of period, am I protected?
Probably: I cannot tell exactly from your question, but as long as you did not go more than 7 days between the last active hormone pill of the first pack and the first active pill of the second pack, then you should be covered. You don't need to swallow the placebo pills, but they help you stay on time with the routine. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
No it does not: No it will not stop your period as you start the pack on first day of your period. ...Read more
Started new Birth control pill, first day of menses. Still bleeding/spotting for remaining of the month.
It may...: take up to 3 months to get your cycle regular. Be patient....I know that is easy for me to say.... ...Read more
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Yes: When starting a new birth control pill or other method irregular spotting or bleeding is normal in first few months. It can take time for your body to get used to the oral hormones as they take over for the hormones that your body produces. Sometimes this can take up to 6 mos. It the spotting last for multiple months you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Plan B: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). The Plan B may have caused the change in your normal bleeding pattern. Just so you know - if you take your birth control pills regularly - then the Plan B One Step was likely not required. ...Read more
Started birth control week before period was supposed start. Unprotected sex on 5th day after starting birth control. need morning after pill?
BCP: They are generally effective for sure after you have completed one pack and are probably effective after you have been on it 1-2 weeks. You should take the pills at the same time everyday, usually in the morning but that does't matter. The reason to do this is to prevent breakthrough bleeding. So, yes do the morning after pill if you do not want the possibility of pregnancy. ...Read more
No it will not: No it will not stop and you should take the pack as directed daily at same time of day, and after you finish your pack, resume with new pack the next day. ...Read more
Can taking the Plan B pill while on birth control pills delay your period during the placebo week?
I believe so.: I am not a gynecologist, but my understanding is that Plan B is a high dose of hormones that induce shedding of the lining of the uterus (preventing an egg/embryo from implanting). Taking Plan B while taking placebo (which are sugar pills) will be like taking Plan B by itself. Bleeding based on a new schedule caused by Plan B may be earlier or l8r than usual depending on how ur body reacts. ...Read more
Does Next Choice One Dose impact the effectiveness of your regular birth control pills? Took this bc I took birth control 1 hour late
No, not at all.: Next Choice and other "morning after" pills have hormones similar to those in OCP's, just in higher doses. While we advise taking the pill at the same time every day, taking it one hour late will not decrease its effectiveness. Also, using the "morning after" regimen when you're already taking the Pill regularly, is an unnecessary expense and an unnecessary exposure to hormone side effects. ...Read more
Doesnt have to be: Birth control pills are most effective when taken early in a menstrual cycle. But day 2, 3 or 4 is ok. This is done to prevent the brain from sending signals to the ovary to make an egg. Those signals begin very early in the menstrual cycle. By starting early you decrease that effect. Therefor ovualation is less likely and the endometrial lining stays thin. ...Read more
Condom malfunction a week into starting birth control. Spotted during placebo pills. And spotted in between cycle on second month of BC? Pregnant?
Can do a preg. test: Maybe not pregnant, but one can do a pregnancy test to be sure. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. ...Read more
I'm on birth control and my period usually comes the very first day I start on the sugar pills, or the last row of my birth control pack (Sunday). Two?
What is the question: We can not find your question.Please resubmit if you would like us to answer ...Read more
Early light period or spotting on birth control. I just started taking birth control lo lowestrin this month. Spotting for 6 days instead of period ?
Started period early on birth control. I've been taking birth control for 4 years now. I'm on the end of my first week on this months pack.
Emergency contracept: Side effects can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort / cramping or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take a pregnancy test & notify your doctor if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more
Dropped birth control pill and can't find it, day before last pill before placebo and took last pill of pack. Do i just start placebos earlier?
Shorter cycle: When the last active birth control pill is not taken, the inactive pills should be started without interruption, and the new pill pack should be started immediately after the previous pack is finished. If breakthrough bleeding commences because of the "shortened" cycle, pills should not be discontinued, as this would make the irregular bleeding worse. ...Read more
No problem: If the spotting is occurring during the time you'd otherwise expect a "period", it's nothing to worry about--for many women who've been on the pill for awhile, periods can get lighter and lighter. This is a good effect, not a problem. Brown spotting just means the bleeding is lighter. ...Read more
Unprotected sex on birth control. Last day of regular pill, period due today/tomorrow. Risk of pregnancy?
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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