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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?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: The pill brand

Some brands like tricyclics are not amenable to pill free intervals.

In brief: The pill brand

Some brands like tricyclics are not amenable to pill free intervals.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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Allison Greco
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Renee Harris
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