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I am on regular birth control pills. I took Plan B the first day of my placebo week because of condom failure. Could Plan B make me miss my period?

Maybe. If you were taking the birth control pills regularly it is very unlikely that you would become pregnant...Even with a broken condom. The condom is helping very little with your contraception but using a condom can be a good way to prevent some stds, not all. Plan b could alter your period. Just begin your next pill cycle on the correct day. Get a pregnancy test done to prove you are not pregnant. Read more...

Why does my obygn dr not want me to skip the placebo week and go straight to the active pills in my birth control packs to avoid getting periods?

Depends. Skipping periods is generally okay for most people, however you cannot skip them forever. Women who skip periods may still experience cramping and spotting during the week they would normally have a period. There are specific types of birth control designed for skipping periods; these may be a better option for you. Read more...
The pill brand. Some brands like tricyclics are not amenable to pill free intervals. Read more...
To skip cycle. By staying on the active pills you will eventually quit having bleeding because the lining of the womb becomes very thin. This helps prevent cramping, blood loss, and ultimately saves you $ at the tampon aisle! Read more...

On my second pack of birth control pills, stopped taking placebo pills of first pack 4 days in. Started a new pack on day 3 of period, am I protected?

Probably. I cannot tell exactly from your question, but as long as you did not go more than 7 days between the last active hormone pill of the first pack and the first active pill of the second pack, then you should be covered. You don't need to swallow the placebo pills, but they help you stay on time with the routine. Read more...

Is it normal to not have a period on Depo shot? Got first shot in the middle of my pack of birth control pills, finished pack now no period on placebo?

Yes. When you get a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in the middle of a birth control pill pack, it is very likely that you will get a delayed period or no period at all. To be safe you may do a pregnancy test. After it is negative, as long as you take your future injections of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) on time, you will be protected and it is normal to not have any menses during the time. Read more...

I got my period 8 days early and I'm on the pill. Should I continue my pack normally? Hello! I am on Yaz birth control pills (been on it for about 4 years) and last month, I did the trick where I skipped the placebos and went straight to my next back in o

Extended . Extended cycle contraception is effective for "scheduling" your menstrual period. Some women can tolerate long periods of continuous hormones others break through with spotting or bleeding. When this happens you may want to take 5-7 days off (use back up contraception) and then start a new pack. Read more...

Sex on the first day of the 7 day placebo pills (birth control pills), started the new pill pack 2 days late. Is there a pregnancy risk from that particular encounter? (1st day of a 7 placebo period

You tell me..... during the placebo interval you are supposed to have a normal period. If you did, then there is very little chance of conceiving during that period. If you did not... then... all bets are off. Read more...
No. You are protected by the hormonal suppression of the active ingredients in the pill and the timing of your recent intercourse. Read more...