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I'm on tri-sprintec and I take is correctly. My periods are not regular; they are early or several days late. Is this normal?

I'm on tri-sprintec and I take is correctly. My periods are not regular; they are early or several days late. Is this normal?

Common: One of the most common side effects of birth control pills is irregular bleeding. If these symptoms are going to subside, they usually do so after the first three months. You can work with your doctor to find a reason, but sometimes the solution may be either a different pill, or a different birth control method. ...Read more

Dr. Mary David
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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...Read more


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Tried to skip a period unsuccessfully, on tri sprintec now I've been bleeding for almost three weeks and I don't know what to do.

Tried to skip a period unsuccessfully, on tri sprintec now I've been bleeding for almost three weeks and I don't know what to do.

Need to see dr: You need to see your gynecologist to see what is going on. You probably need some labwork and a sonogram to figure out what is causing this and get it treated. ...Read more

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My period started on nov 10, I buy tri sprintec on nov 13 is my 4th day of period, may I start the pills this sunday nov 18 or I need to wait?

My period started on nov 10, I buy tri sprintec on nov 13 is my 4th day of period, may I start the pills this sunday nov 18 or I need to wait?

Depends: If you want to start this month, then you can take 2 pills today, 2 tomorrow then one afterwards because you can catch up this month, or you can wait till next month to start on sunday on period week. ...Read more

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I missed a period. I took tri-sprintec for 8 days and suddenly stopped to take it. Can it be that I missed a period because I stopped it suddenly?

Possible: You should always finish your pack at the end not the beginning or middle unless there is a good medical reason to do so (ie you find out your pregnant) this will create less bleedign issues and abnormal cycles. ...Read more

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Is there a wait period for having unprotected sex when switching from tri sprintec to just To sprintec? We switched after the package was complete.

Is there a wait period for having unprotected sex when switching from tri sprintec to just To sprintec? We switched after the package was complete.

No: Both formulations of the birth control pill suppress ovulation at similar rates. As long as you start the next pack at the same time as you would have started the original formulation you should be just fine. Remember, that all forms of birth control have known failure rates even if you take them exactly as prescribed. Birth control pills have some of the lowest failure rates of all methods. ...Read more

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How can I skip my period while on tri-sprintec?

How can I skip my period while on tri-sprintec?

Call the doc: Who put u on that pill, and ask your doc, I do not prescribe that generic pill, I use mostly monphasic pills, my #1 pill is loloestrin and if my pts want to skip the period they do not take the placebo pills and start a new pack, this works much better with a monophasic pill than a tri- phasci pill that u are on. ...Read more

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How to skip period on Tri sprintec? Scheduled for period over honeymoon : (

How to skip period on Tri sprintec? Scheduled for period over honeymoon : (

Skip Placebos: TriSprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) has 21 active pills followed by 7 placebo pills. If you want to skip one period, take the 21 active pills as always. Then on day 22, start a new pack of triSprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and take it normally instead of taking the placebos. You might have some breakthrough bleeding at some point but it will likely be after your honeymoon is over. You are still protected from pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am on tri-sprintec and got my period during the 4th week of the pack. Should I begin the new pack on the "sunday" or skip to the correct week day?

I am on tri-sprintec and got my period during the 4th week of the pack. Should I begin the new pack on the "sunday" or skip to the correct week day?

Take all pills: You should complete all of the pills in the fourth week of the pack before starting the next one. It is normal to have your period during that week. ...Read more

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Yes I'm 19  and have been on tri-sprintec for 2-3 years. I have been having brown discharge 2 weeks before my period. I take pill same time everyday?

Yes I'm 19  and have been on tri-sprintec for 2-3 years. I have been having brown discharge 2 weeks before my period. I take pill same time everyday?

Brown discharge: Most likely old menstrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical (sexual) mucous. If you have been having unprotected sexual intercourse, I would advise a GYN exam and STD screening. ...Read more

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I've been having constant period-like spotting, could it be my birth control (tri-sprintec)?

I've been having constant period-like spotting, could it be my birth control (tri-sprintec)?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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I'm taking Tri-Sprintec birth control. Does that help me regulate my period?

I'm taking Tri-Sprintec birth control. Does that help me regulate my period?

Yes: Hello, yes tri sprintec should help regulate your period while you are on the medication but it may take a few months before this happens. ...Read more

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If I take my birth control tri sprintec pill before 24hr period does it work after unprotected sex?

If I take my birth control tri sprintec pill before 24hr period does it work after unprotected sex?

Yes: No matter what time of day you have intercourse, birth control pills work if you take one pill a day, every day, all month long. If you miss a pill, you can still catch up by taking it as soon as you remember and then taking the next one at the regular time. If you miss two pills in a row, you need to call your doctor or read the package insert to find out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I start birth control whenever I want to (tri-sprintec)? Just got my period. Should I wait till Sunday?

Can I start birth control whenever I want to (tri-sprintec)? Just got my period. Should I wait till Sunday?

Yes: Sunday is just when we traditionally choose to start birth control because it is easy to follow on the calendar. The most important thing is to be sure to take it every single day. If you have a system that works fine, there is nothing magic about starting on Sunday. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hey I'm 17 been on tri sprintec bc pills for 4 years just started a new pill last week microgestin FE 1.5 is it safe to skip period pills?

Hey I'm 17 been on tri sprintec bc pills for 4 years just started a new pill last week microgestin FE 1.5 is it safe to skip period pills?

Yes, but...: You don't have to take the pills during the placebo week. There is no hormone in these pills, only iron. It's generally recommended to keep taking the pills so you stay on schedule and don't forget to start the next pack of pills. ...Read more

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I am on my third month of taking the birth control tri-sprintec. My period is lasting 2 weeks and still going. I'm also a virgin and concerned. Thanks

I am on my third month of taking the birth control tri-sprintec. My period is lasting 2 weeks and still going. I'm also a virgin and concerned. Thanks

Stronger pill: If you have had a normal pelvic exam and are bleeding outside of the week you expect with birth control pills, you may need a stronger birth control pill. This could also happen if you are missing some pills. Please see your primary provider to discuss options. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of delayed or missed period after the second month on tri-sprintec?

Yes: Many women have very light or absent periods when on birth control pills. If there is a possibility of pregnancy, do a home urine pregnancy test to be sure that's not the reason for the skipped period. ...Read more

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Can changing birth control from tri-sprintec to tri-linyah throw my period off a few days?

Changing periods: Birth control pills although on paper may be very similar because of production differences can in fact have different biological responses. Anytime you change somebody's pill funny things can happen. Obviously have to keep your eyes open for possible pregnancy and other metabolic problems. When in doubt see the doc. ...Read more

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I stopped to take tri-sprintec b/c pills. I stopped to take them suddenly and after that I missed a period can that be the reason for missed period?

I stopped to take tri-sprintec b/c pills. I stopped to take them suddenly and after that I missed a period can that be the reason for missed period?

Not usually: Sudden interruption in the use of birth control pills usually provokes menstrual like bleeding. This is the idea of taking sugar pills for 7 days at the end of your monthly birth control pills. The reason you may not have bled after you stopped them could be that you stopped right after your period was over so no new cell line had grown. Just wait another month and hopefully it will start. ...Read more

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Should I try the mini pill? I'm 22 and just stopped taking tri sprintec and I have a irregular period, I still want a monthly cycle, any suggestions?

Exact opposite: The mini pill is a Progesterone only method so it will not give you a monthly cycle. A regular combination birth control pill like the one you were on or a similar brand is a better choice if you are looking for cycle control. ...Read more

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I'm taking tri sprintec birth control pills. Every 4 weeks, I take placebos & have a period. Is there any birth control to take to stop having period?

I'm taking tri sprintec birth control pills. Every 4 weeks, I take placebos & have a period. Is there any birth control to take to stop having period?

Not competely: The lining of the uterus needs to resurface to stay healthy. Laike any surface of the body it only lasts so long. Longest without a period would be three months. ...Read more

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I used tri sprintec for birth control, today my pharmacy switched me to tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). I mostly use it for acne and to regulate my period. Is this going to affect it?

I used tri sprintec for birth control, today my pharmacy switched me to tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). I mostly use it for acne and to regulate my period. Is this going to affect it?

They are the SAME: If acne is controlled to your satisfaction, continue either one. If not, consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (or generic equivalent). Addition of spironolactone will usually abolish any remaining acne. ...Read more

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I was prescribed tri-sprintec for irregular periods and to loose weight. Will this medication help?

I was prescribed tri-sprintec for irregular periods and to loose weight. Will this medication help?

Yes and??: Tri-sprintec is an oral contraceptive; it should help with regulating the periods, but is not a reliable adjunct for weight loss. The research on ocps says they are 'weight neutral', but they should not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 24 years old and this is my first time ever on birth control. Before taking tri sprintec my periods were normal and lasted no longer than 4-5 d?

Hi I'm 24 years old and this is my first time ever on birth control. Before taking tri sprintec my periods were normal and lasted no longer than 4-5 d?

Tips for OCP: Taking your birth control pills before bed may prevent nausea. Most likely your periods will remain or possibly lessen the number of days and heaviness. Using condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases is always important. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause a late period?

Can a cold cause a late period?

Extremely unlikely: I'd consider other causes of a late period. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Sprintec (Definition)

Ethinyl Estradiol and norgestimate a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ...Read more