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How can you tell when to take the placebo birth control pills if you have irregular periods?

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You take the placebos as scheduled, not depending on when you do or don't have menstrual bleeding. You don't have to wait until your period comes to start the pill either. Please call your health care provider or pharmacist to review the instructions for using the Birth Control pill; it sounds like you didn't quite get the whole message when they were prescribed.

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Why do you have two periods in a row on a birth control pills?

If you're on birth control pills you don't get a period full-stop - you no longer have a menstrual cycle - you get a withdrawal bleed during your placebo week. You can have irregular bleeding for the first three months on an new birth control, but if this is outside that time period see your doctor.

What to do about irregular periods?

Birth control usually helps if one uses it right.

Are late periods on birth control normal?

If you just started taking birth control your periods are going to be irregular for the first few months. But it is possible to still get pregnant on the pill.

What happens when you get off birth control?

When you stop taking birth control you can now become pregnant. If you had an irregular period before birth control pills, your period will go back to irregular periods. Heavier and longer periods may occur as well. You may also experience withdrawal bleeding which your body's way of ridding the birth control hormones.

Irregular menstrual periods what about my honeymoon?

Birth control pills will help regulate the menstrual cycle.

If at 17 not sexually active but should they go on birth control to regulate myself?

No. Actually when starting birth control it can cause your periods to be irregular at first.

Does having irregular periods and havet to take hormone pills or birth control to start it mean you cant have children?

No. If you get periods, you can get pregnant.

How can you stop having irregular periods?

Irregular periods are very common for women under 20. As you get older it should balance out. People say birth control helps..But i'm not positive.

If you go off birth control after being on it for a long time can it cause irregular and missed periods?


What can I do for the side effect of stopping the pill?

There isn't anything that you can do to stop the side effects of stopping birth control pills.After stopping birth control you may most likely experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding. This is simply your body ridding the hormones out of your body. If you had irregular periods before starting the pill, you will have irregular periods again after stopping birth control.

You take birth control and you get your period regular for 6 days always it has never changed even on birth control but you got it for 3 days twice in the same month and it wasnt the same as always?

Don´t worry. Women have irregular periods all the time. Even women with regular periods get irregular periods from time to time.

If your on birth control and you dont have periods why would my vagina be bleeding?

all birth control methods apart fom condoms can cause irregular break through bleeding. it is normal

Is this normal to have periods 3 days before your periods due?

This can happen when you have taken the morning after pill or birth control pills and it can also happen when under stress or in the case of irregular periods.

Will your period be irregular once you start taking the pill?

Birth control is actually sometimes used to correct irregular periods, so no it usually will not effect the regularity of your period.

How do you know if you are pregnant with irregular periods?

By taking a test. If you are not trying to get pregnant the birth control pill can help you getting regular.

How long til periods are normal after taking hormone meds?

After you stop the birth control pill, your cycles will return to their natural pattern within a couple of months. If your periods were irregular before you went on the pill, they're likely to be irregular after.

Is is normal to miss your period a month after stopping birth control?

Your first period after stopping birth control pills will normally arrive in 4-6 weeks. If your periods were irregular before you went on the pill, they're likely to return quickly to their previous irregular pattern.

What is a period pill?

I think what you're referring to is the birth control pill. Doctors sometimes prescribe the birth control pill to women who have irregular periods in order to help get their periods regular. There is no specific pill out there strictly for periods, unless you are thinking of Midol which is used to combat PMS symptoms like cramps.

What birth control works better?

Well for myself I prefer the implant. I have the one that is put in my arm. The only con is the periods are real irregular.

Is birth control the best option for controlling your periods?

Hormonal birth control is a great option for women females wanting to control irregular, heavy, or otherwise troublesome periods. Whether it's the best option for you depends on your health history. Talk with your health care provider for information specific to your situation.

What is wrong if you have 3 periods in a month?

You just have an irregular period, no worries....possibly consider a prescription for birth control, i was prescribed to it for this very reason when i was 14.

Birth control skiping periods?

Women can take the birth control pills continuously without a break to skip the periods.

When going off birth control should someone be worried that her period is now 5 days late?

No, when going off birth control your body takes a little bit to get used to it and it is very normal to have irregular periods for awhile.

Can your obgyn tell if you don't take your birth control pill?

Your OBGYN can't tell whether or not you're taking your birth control pill. Frequent complaints of irregular bleeding and missed periods raise suspicion of missed pills.

Can you skip the placebo pills and start the next pack early?

Skipping placebo pills will not end your period. While some women do use regular birth control to only have 4 periods a year, it takes several months for this effect to work. If anything, your period will be lighter but longer. Be sure to always consult your physician before modifying your birth control routine.