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Starting Pill Mid Cycle
May not work: If you start the pill after you've ovulated (mid-cycle) you may not be able to delay the period.However, many drs recommend a quick-start(any day--as long as back up is used for 7 d, and unprotected sex hadn't occurred earlier in the cycle) as a good way to start birth control.30-40% of women have irregular bleeding in the first cycle, even when starting the pill on the first d. So no guarantees. ...Read more
Does starting levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control mid cycle cause the start date of your next period to change?
If you start a pill: Mid cycle, the next period will likely come but it's difficult to say. Ovulation occurs at around day 14. At this point your ovary is producing hormones in conjunction with the pill. It can take 3 months for the cycles to become regulated by the pill. It says you have irregular periods so you may not ovulate regularly. Don't get discouraged if it takes a while for bleeding control. Gd luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Messed up on bc. Accidentally took pack backwards. Stopped mid pack which prompted my cycle. Had sex at end of cycle. Started new pack next day. Preg?
Not pregnancy: If this is occurring at the beginning of each menstrual cycle it is definitely NOT pregnancy. At age 41 you are probably not ovulatory with each cycle at will soon be entering the peri menopausal stage where period changes are common. If you have pregnancy doubts, do a pregnancy test. ...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?
Probably day 9 to 11: If you are a healthy woman and you menstruate regularly every 23 days, you are likely to ovulate about 12 to 14 days before the onset of your menstrual bleeding, which would correspond to about day 9 to 11 of your cycles. Keeping a record of your basal body temperature over 2 to 3 cycles or asking your Gyn for an ovulation kit may be better ways to tell "when you ovulate". ...Read more
Very light brownish spotting 6 days before period. On birth control pills. Havent missed one. Start period this sunday. What is the spotting?
BTB: Did you miss any pills or take them late? Have you been on other medicines, especially antibiotics? Have you been sick, nausea or diarrhea? Do you have a vaginal infection? Lots of things, or nothing, can lead to irregular bleeding on the birth control pill. Usually the next cycle will be better and pregnancy is unlikely, but condoms are always a good idea. ...Read more
I am on mononessa bc pills. Period supposed to start in 9 days, light cramping in lower back. is this normal on the pill to cramp mid cycle?
More or less: It's not uncommon when on OCP's to still have some menstrual irregularities. This is more common with lower dose pills and in the first three months after starting the pill. Mild cramping can also occur mid-cycle during ovulation. Please consult your healthcare professional to determine whether or not these symptoms represent lack of pill effectiveness . ...Read more
Stopped bc pills week2.Using OPK but getting mixed result.Can stopping bc pills mid cycle affect OPK results?
After taking a provera (medroxyprogesterone) Clomid cycle, what cycle days are ovulation?
[Took Clomid on cycle days 3-5]
Started bc two months ago. Just started exercising. Period suddenly started mid active pills. Did sudden start of exercise affect bc-regulated cycle?
YES: or this may represent a nornal variation in your cycle. Exercise can induce menstrual irregularities ...Read more
Cramping at end of cycle. On day 8. Stopped BC pills last month-tried to regulate cycle. Having tan mucus at end of cycle. Should I be concerned?
Expectations: If getting a BCP prescription was to regulate your cycle, you shouldn't be surprised at the lack of regulation on your cycle when you stop. You can use mini pills for less side effects, but you need to discuss all of this with your OB ...Read more
Normal period in April.missed period in May.started birth control pill in June.started 2nd pack end of june. finished 2nd pack and still no period. y?
More effective delaying period for a few days: start Norethindrone 0.35mg bc pills on day 23 of my cycle OR Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg 3x day start 3 days bef period?
Might work: These methods that you mention require a prescription for use and need to be taken under the guidance of a doctor. Your doctor might choose either of those but would likely not start them so late in the cycle as it is likely too late to regulate ...Read more
Would starting my low dose birth control pill pack one hour later because daylight savings time ended compromise my protection this month?
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