Birth Control Pill

What are the green pills and does your period start on the green pills?


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2004-05-25 19:48:54
2004-05-25 19:48:54

If you are talking about the last week in your pill pack, yes, you are supposed to start you period that week. I don't know what they are made of, but they are often called sugar or inactive pills. They aren't always green though. It depends on the kind of pill you have. If you are talking about another week, I don't know what they are made of either, but you aren't supposed to start your period until the last week of your pill pack. Please be aware that not everyone starts their period during the sugar pills, especially when you first start taking the pill. So if you have been taking your pill perfectly, every day no fail and at approximately the same time, chances are you are not pregnant. My first month on the pill I didn't get a period at all and freaked out but the test was negative, the following month I got my period on the third week and it stopped before the sugar pills. Many times it's just your system adjusting to the hormones.


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Hello. Yes if you start your pills earlier you will start your period within four weeks. If you miss any pills, you will start your period earlier.

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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.

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In some birth control brands, the green pills are active pills . In other brands, the green pills are placebos (sugar pills or reminder pills) and that's when you have a withdrawal bleed. Talk to your pharmacist or health care provider to get information specific to your brand of birth control pills.

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okay well if the green pills are the ones you take during your period then no, you see the ones you take during your period are empty.

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NO. The green pills are just so you continue to take a pill every day. It is not a 'period' you have while on them just a 'withdrawal' bleed so if you want to skip it for a holiday or something, miss them out and go straight to the next pack.

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