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Yes, this is a way women have been avoiding having periods at inconvenient times for several years (during vacation, honeymoon, holidays) and was the reason drug companies started marketing pills intended to stop monthly period all together - or having short quarterly periods.

There is no medical reason for women to have a monthly period and in fact the bleeding during the week you take placebo pills is not a period at all - it is withdrawal bleeding caused by hormonal drop when you stop taking active pills.

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Q: Can you stop your period by starting a new pack of pills when you are supposed to be taking the sugar pills?
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How do you delay your period?

if you are on birth control, you can usually skip your period by not taking your sugar pills, and starting your new pack of pills instead. This is not advisable to do a lot.


If i am on the birth control pill and in the middle of the pack and haven't missed taking a pill why do i have my period?

this is bad, you should definitely ask your local pharmacist or family doctor. you are supposed to get your period when you stop taking the pills for 7 days or take your sugar pills.


Can taking birth control pills for 3 days and then stopping cause your period to come earlier if you are actually supposed to get your period in a week or so?

Yes, it can.


Can you shorten your period by taking the pill earlier than you're supposed to during the time of your period?

Hi, Its best to take your pills as directed by your Doctor.


If you are on your period and you start taking birth control and your period stops does this mean you might be pregnant?

It depends on if you had sex before you started your birth control pills. Some pills may make your cycle stop, it's not uncommon. You are supposed to use another method of contraceptive during the first couple weeks of starting birth control. NO IT JUST MEANS THE PILLS ARE WORKING.


Can you shorten your period once it starts?

The only way to shorten your period once it starts is to start a new pack of birth control pills. By taking your pills earlier than normal, your period will wane and stop earlier than it was supposed to.


If you start your birth control before your period is supposed to start will it come late while your taking the placebo pills?

It may cause a delay until you reach the placebo pills.


Is it bad to start a new cycle of birth control pills a week after your period ends?

You are supposed to start your pills the Sunday after ur period ends. But starting a week after ur period ends isn't bad either but ur period will be a little off track


Can you delay your period for the month?

If you're on birth control pills you can delay your period by starting a new pack of pills during the 7 day break and continue taking these pills for a full month. But before you do this I would recommend you speak to your Doctor.


Are the white pills taken when you have your periods?

no, take it before and you won't have your period the first three rows of pills have hormones in them that will regulate your period..the last row is actually only sugar pills and you are supposed to have your period on those pills. However, you can get pregnant on the pill if not taken exactly how you are supposed to.


When on birth control pills do you still take the green placebo pill if you dont start your period?

You're supposed to start your period after you start taking the placebo pills. To keep on a routine, you should take the placebo pills on their designated days (the last 7 days of the 28 day cycle).


You are going on vacations and want to change date when period comes?

You can delay your period by not taking a break between the packs of pills. To do this you must take your birth control everyday and at the same time everyday. By doing this you have 99.9% protection from pregnancy. When you get to the day that you would begin your placebo pills, you must begin your new pack of active pills at the same time you have been taking your birth control. By skipping the placebo pills and starting your new pack of active pills, this will delay your menstrual cycle from starting that month.


Can taking 3 birth control pills cause you to miss your period?

Yes, taking three birth control pills or taking the morning after pill can cause a missed period.


I just started taking the pill two days ago and I'm supposed to get my period the weekend after next will i get it on time?

Most likely the pill will force your period to move up to the days when you are taking the placebo (inactive pills) in your pill pack.


Could taking birth control pills and substituting sugar pills with real ones all month round be harmful?

It would be pointless. The sugar pills do not contain anything in them to keep you from getting pregnant. The placebos (or sugar pills) are there as "reminders" to keep you in the habit of taking them and so when you know to start a new pack. The sugar pills are not needed during your period,that's why they are sugar pills. If you take the placebos when you are supposed to be taking the "active" ones, they are inaffective and you might as well not be taking them at all.


What should I do if I don't get a period during the 7 day break of the pill but get it after starting a new pack in the first 5 days?

Just keep taking your pills as normal. This happened to me and as long as your taking your pills correctly, you should be fine! :)


Are you supposed to take your birth control during your period?

Hi, Your question is: Are you supposed to take your birth control during your period? When on birth control, depending upon which brand you are on you will either need to take sugar pills for 7 days or stop taking your pills for 7 days. Your prescriber should of explained this to you. Contact them to be certain.


Should i worry about not starting your period whenon the pink pills?

well it depends, if your pack is mostly pink pills then you should not have your period during this time.. however sometimes you may have some spotting, this is normal... if the pink pills are the lesser amount in your pack then those are you sugar pills.. if you just started taking the pills it may take 2-3 months until you are regular and get your period during them


Can accidentally taking 2 birth control pills in one day cause you to start your period early?

No. You will be fine. Forgetting several days will result in starting your period early.


What day does your period begin while taking birth control is it once you stop taking the active pills or does it begin when you finish the entire pack including the inactive pills?

The first day of your period will start once you stop taking the active pills.


What happens if you've already conceived when you start taking birth control pills?

You should not be pregnant when you start taking the pills as you start taking them within a week of the start of your period and if you have a period you are 99.5% sure you are not pregnant. However if you are pregnant the pills will have no effect.


If you miss a few days of pills in week 3 and your period starts can you start taking the new package of pills once your period has started or do you have to wait until it's finished?

Most doctors (myself included) recommend starting a new pack of pills on a day you can easily remember, usually the Sunday following the beginning of your period (whether or not the period has ended by that time.


Should you continue taking birth control as normal if you get your period while still taking the active pills and finish your period before you take the sugar pills?

Yes continue taking your pills as normal. If this happens again perform a pregnancy test and see your DR about changing your BC pills.


Is it normal if you started taking the birth control Yasmin on the Sunday before your period and are now taking the sugar pills but don't have a period?

Your period would probably not come until your 3rd or 4th sugar pill. If you started taking the pills on the Sunday before your period did that period come?


Does your period generally come during the week taking the green pills?

Yes, if these green pills represent the placebo/sugar pills, then your period will start during the time you are taking the green pills. If you do not get a period during this week, you should consult with your physician. You may need to take a pregnancy test.