Medicine

Start Birth Control with Late Period?

Monday, February 23, 2015


Question

I am supposed to start my new package of birth control today but I have not started my period yet (even after taking all 4 placebo pills). I have only had sex one time since my last period and I used a condom, so I am almost positive that I'm not pregnant. Last month I had to wait a couple days to renew my prescription and I didn't start my period until the second day that I was supposed to be taking my pills. Could it be that since I was late last month that my cycle is just a little behind or should that not matter as long as I’m taking my pills normally? Should I take my pill like normal today or should I wait a couple days to see if I start my period like last month?

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Long Period After Starting Birth Control

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Question

I just started Ortho-Cyclen (Sprintec) this month and was instructed to begin the pack the first day of my period. My period was a little late, but I ended up getting it. I started the pack and usually my cycle lasts about 5 days. I have had it for ten now. After my typical five days, it was brown and now it’s red again but it's light. Is this a typical response to the hormones in birth control? When will the bleeding stop?

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Diet Drug Interactions

Friday, February 6, 2015


Question

I just started taking NV Clinical (weight management pills) and I was wondering if it would interfere with my birth control (Tri-cyclen)?

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Too Late for Plan B?

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Question

Can you take Plan B after 72 hours?

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Bleeding After Stopping Birth Control

Monday, January 5, 2015


Question

I started taking birth control pills (Yasmin) but only took them for a few days (I am guessing three to four times) at the start of my cycle. I then stopped taking them. I am realizing now that I should not have stopped taking them so quickly in the middle of my cycle without the consent of a doctor, but it is too late now. I never had sex but have yet had extremely heavy bleeding during the past few days. I was wondering how long this lasts? Is there anything to be concerned about? Thanks!

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