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Why Is There Only 28 Pills In Birth Control
"Normal Period": Most contraceptive pills come in 28 day varieties to mimic the "normal menstrual cycle" length. The bleeding from the pill is hormonal withdrawal bleeding to indicate that it is time to start a new pack. Some pills come in 3 month and 1 year lengths, and extends the withdrawal bleeding time to those intervals. ...Read more
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
Period started 3 days early and is lasting through inactive pills in birth control pack, could caffeine/stress cause this? Been on pill for 6 months
BTB bleeding: Break through bleeding, esp towards the end of the active pills is not uncommon. Make sure there were no missed pills, and there is no significant variation in when they are taken. Bleeding through the inactive pills is what is expected. If there were missed pills, start the new pack on day 3 or 4 and use protection for the month (condom use always recommended for other benefits/protection) ...Read more
What are the week of sugar pills in birth control. Does that mean i'm not protected? And if i don't take them for the week of my period is that okay?
You are protected: The sugar pills are only there as a reminder and to keep you in a routine. Actually taking them is optional, but resume your pills on schedule even if you are still having your period. With most pills you are actually taking medication only 3 weeks and then being off for a week brings down a period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to tell if I am still ovulating when i skip the pink pills in birth control and not get my period?
To Mimic Nature: The predominant pattern of natural menses occurs on a 28 day cycle. (although some cycle on shorter or longer intervals) the bcp with either 21 active/pack with 7 days off or 21active +7 dummy pills in a 28 day pack for daily use is an industry standard. The 7 days off allows menstral flow, some give continuous active pills for 3-4 mo or more & decrease # of menses they have /yr. ...Read more
Hi, I'm currently on birth control (linessa 28) and I started taking my pills backwards accidentally. I'm already on my third week and I was wondering?
No, no, no: If you were sexually active during that time you weren't protected. So use another form of protection the rest of the month if you are active and be more careful in the future. They only are effective if you follow the instructions! ...Read more
I stopped taking birth control(only on it for a few months) the First week of February so my husband and I can try for our second. The last real bleed was around feb 5th. I was very regular 28 before the pills. March 5th-12th I experienced a lot of mild
Incomplete question: The latter part of you question was cut off so I can provide only general info. The period you had in February was induced by your birth control pills. There's often a delay of up to 3 months before ovulation resumes after discontinuing hormonal contraception . Sounds like you're on the right track, so "keep on keeping on." ...Read more
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