Can I get my period by skipping active birth control pills?

Yes. When you skip your pills you will get irregular bleeding. You will lose contraceptive protection depending on the number of pills you miss. If you miss more than 1 pill in a pack, it is best to use a back up method.

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Hi docs, would I get my period by skipping active birth control pills?

Yes. Birth control pills are made to cause bleeding when the medication is stopped. That is why they package them with placebo pills (the different colored pills at the end of the pack). When missing active pills it is the same as taking placebo pills and therefore will cause you to have a period. Read more...

What does it mean if you start to get your period while on active birth control pills?

Typical. Many women on lo dose birth control pills may start spotting or bleeding before the end of week 3. It may take several cycles for your body to get used to the new hormones. If the bleeding persists, you may need to switch to a different pill. Read more...

If I got my period on the active birth control pills will I get it on the placebo pills as well?

Possibly. When you are on bcps, you get bleeding whenever your hormones drop. Usually the pill has enough to prevent you from doing this when you are taking the pill, but sometimes not. If this happens frequently, you may want to switch to a stronger pill to prevent the breakthrough bleeding. Read more...

During what week of active birth control pills are you more likely to get pregnant if you miss some? Week 1, 2 or 3?

Not how it works. Your ovaries are suppressed on pills so you don't ovulate. The ovaries are the same throughout the month. The risk of pregnancy from missing pills is the same on any day when you are on the pill. From your ovaries perspective there is not week 1, 2 or 3. There is only on the pill and off the pill. Read more...

Still on period with the active birth control pills. Why?

Long period. It is possible depending on what pill you are on to have bleeding on active pills. You may need to switch birth control pills to higher dose or type. It is ok to continue to take your pills as scheduled. Read more...

Can doubling up on active birth control pills stop your period?

No. Doubling up on active pills will stop break thru bleeding on the pill, you should not do this without the supervision of your doc, if you want to stop your period , you do not take the placebo pills start a new pack of active pills an if it works right you will not get a period. Read more...

What if I stop taking my active birth control pills two days early, will my period come sooner?

How? You can get rid of the mucus only after you have the source of the mucus treated. How would you get rid of the mucus in the first place without knowing what is causing it. The answer is yes but how would you go about doing it? Read more...