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Why Did I Skip A Period
Why would I have strong banana cravings a week after I skip a period for the first time in what I assume is perimenopause?
Good Question: I think if anyone can answer your question it should be nominated for some award. Why do we get the cravings we get? I honestly don't think there is a good scientific answer to that question. But , it is a good one. ...Read more
What's going on when i skip a period during my monthly flow? I bleed a few days, stop for a day and continue bleeding for another 2 or 3 days.
Irregular ovulation: This is usually caused by infrequent (not regular) ovulation. The longer you go between periods, the thicker the uterine lining builds. So when you finally do have your menses it can be heavy and long. The spotting you are having is probably not a real period. It sounds like the lining is slowly breaking down and leaking out. BCPs can keep your menses regular. You should check pregnancy test. ...Read more
I've been on mononessa bc for 2 months can I skip a period? If I can how do I do that? And am I at risk of pregnacy if I have sex that week?
Continuous pills: There is a way to take your birth control pills that enables you to skip a period for a special occasion like a honeymoon or a beach vacation, but only your doctor can tell you if you are a good candidate to take your pills this way. The method increases your hormone exposure and can make you bleed irregularly. I suggest that you call your doctor and ask about it. ...Read more
Can i skip a period when im on novo-cyproterone/ ethinyl estradiol tablets by not stopping for 7 days?
I have recently switched contraceptive pills after taking the same one for two years. My period is now late, can I skip a period from switching pills?
Can I skip a period on Ortho Cyclen by taking blue pills straight thru w/o getting pregnant? Going on vacation and want to time it for later...
Yes: Continue with the active pills (the first 3 weeks) continuously until next month and you won't need stock in Kimberly Clark products on vacation.(pads & tampons). ...Read more
I'm on the pill (yaz) and my period (the white pills) is due when my boyfriend is visiting. Is it safe and will it work if I skip a period?
It's ok!: If you have the 28 day pill package, discard the 7 placebo pills and start a new package Day 1 and continue the entire month. Some brands of pills come with the intent of one period every 3 months, but I do not recommend doing this consistently with Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as this BCP contains a progestin that has been linked with a slightly higher risk of blood clots, so the 7 day break is better. Also, be safe! ...Read more
I've had a merina iud in for 2 years some months I skip a period this month I skipped it but my breasts are really sore n full i am defenetly NOT preg?
Can i skip a period on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED if i've already taken a sugar pill in the green section from saturday?
Probably: I would recommend you start the next pack by taking 2 today, then go back to 1 per day. ...Read more
Can i skip a period on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED if i've already taken the sugar pills in the green section from saturday and sunday?
Not likely: Since you've already stopped the pill for 2 days, it's not likely you'll be able to skip your period this month. ...Read more
Yes: At your age , you can get an in office endometrial abaltion that I do in office takes 8 minutes, gets rid of endometrium , easy, so no more periods or just very light ones, if one is younger and wants to preserve fertilty and the gyn has done a normal workup , you can take continuous bcpills( no placebo pills) or depo-provera and that should get rid of periods so see your gyn. ...Read more
No. It can happen.: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more
Yes you can: Just like with the pill, you can skip the week off and just replace the ring with the next one. If you experience breakthrough bleeding, then take a week off and start again. Remember, the NuvaRing does not offer 100% protection from pregnancy and it does not protect against std's. You already know that I am sure! ...Read more
Yes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
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