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I'm on day 2 of placebo pills on birth control and still no period with only 2 placebos left. When will I get my period? It's my 1st month on the pill

You may not. Sometimes birth control pills will lighten your period so much that you will hardly notice or you may stop altogether. You can always take a pregnancy test if you've been sexually active, if negative, the pills have likely just suppressed menstruation. Start new pack the next sunday, as usual. Read more...

On birth control and this month period came 1 wk early on the pill and still continues to bleed lightly and it is a brownish color now. What is that?

Happens. I assume you took all your pills about the same time every day...if so, this is a normal variation of artificial cycles. The brownishness represents old blood. Read more...

I got what seems to be my period today but I still have two more days on my active birth control pills. Is this normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but I was on the pill and I am consistent with taking it.

This . This can occur, and is nothing to worry about. In a situation such as this, continue taking the active pills as normal regardless if your period has started or not. There is a very low chance that the bleeding means you are/were pregnant. If you want to be 100% sure you can always take an early prediction pregnancy test. Continue with your pills as usual. If you continue to have irregular bleeding on your pills, you may need a different hormone formulation; your doctor will be able to evaluate your cycle history and prescribe a pill that will be better for you. Good luck. Read more...

I got what seems to be my period today but I still have two more active birth control pills to take. Is that normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but I was on the pill and am always consistent with the pill.

That . That can happen if your hormones are out of balance. Restart your pills at the same time. If you are worried then please take a pregnancy test, especially if the bleeding is lighter than normal. Since you are consistent with the pill you probably don't have anything to worry about. If you have any unusual discharge also please be seen. Read more...

I got what seems to be my period today but I still have two more active birth control pills to take. Is this normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but I was on the pill and I am consistent with taking the pill.

This . This is normal and could have occurred because the pils you are taking are not the right combination of hormones for you. Please take the 2 active pills at the scheduled time. If you do not get a period when you are supposed to next cycle then you can take a pregnancy test. Try not to worry. If the pill is taken correctly then it is over 99% effective. If this abnormal bleeding pattern persists please see your doctor for a possible change in your birth control pill. Read more...

Does the birth control pill cause a woman not to ovulate? And if so, why does a woman still have periods while on the pill?

OC. Correct! virtually 100% of the time if properly taken at the same time every day. Your body thinks you ovulated since the hormones on the pill are similar hormones to the ones you make but in higher amounts so when you stop them, your body thinks you are not pregnant and bleeds. Read more...
Birth control pill. The birth control pill normally stops ovulation. The menstrual bleeding that occurs is caused from the cycling of estrogen and Progesterone hormones. Read more...