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Will Birth Control Pills Still Work If You Start Taking It 3rd Day Of Your Period
Probably, Yes: If you are using the "sunday start" method of starting your birth control pills (starting sunday after your period starts), you may even be beyond day 3 of your period when this occurs. It is important to start your pills before your period ends and you may want to consider using condoms for this first cycle in addition to usual safe sex practices. ...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
Can you still be pregnant if your period comes on exact day and is normal? On birth control pills. How likely?
Is it normal to have your period a week earlier than expected and I still have 1 week worth of birth control pills available.
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
Yes: If this is your first pack of birth control pills you can start it on the last day of your period. Commonly I have women starting their first pack begin on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. If you have been taking the pill already start the second pack the day after finishing the first pack. ...Read more
Yes: For at least a month, maybe two. ...Read more
How does taking birth control pills late affect your potential chance of ovulating? could you end up ovulating during your period week?
Can your body become addicted to birth control pills since you take them to regulate your period?
No: Not in the true meaning of the term addiction. Addiction is more than physical dependence, but oral contraceptives do not cause any kind of dependence. However, use of hormones does result in compensatory changes in the woman's body (hypothalamus, pituitary gland and ovaries) which may take some time to get back to where they were before. This happens with hormone meds like cortisol or thyroid. ...Read more
While am taking birth control pills if you bleed before your period is that mean I can be pregnant?
Does taking birth control pills continuously to stop your period prevent you from getting pregnant later when you want to?
Birth control: Nope. No need to worry.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just got my menstrual period in the evening of april 30th til morning of May 2nd then it stopped. i'm also taking birth control pills. is it normal?
Take a pregnancy: test if it is negative then do not worry about the course of your period. It is normal. ...Read more
If you bleed while taking birth control pills before your period is this means I mite be pregnant?
If you are on birth control pills can the antibiotic biaxin (clarithromycin) cause your period to be late? Or missed?
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
Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If you're still having sex and don't want pregnancy, choose another method of birth control. If you do want pregnancy, you should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate. ...Read more
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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