Skipping period on birth control spotting

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Avatar n tn I'm 19 and I've been on Alysse birth control for about 2 years and I've been pretty good with taking them everyday and I always wait 7 days in between to allow for my period. I'm going away to a cottage for 4 days right in the middle of when I'm suposed to get my next period and I'm wondering if its safe for me to just continue with my next pack of pills and skip my period this one time because I don't want to have to worry about it the whole trip. What will the side effects be? If any?
Avatar f tn I have been on birth control for a year now and I decided I was going to skip my period, because my boyfriend was coming in town for the weekend. Everything went fine and I did not have my period, but now I am feeling the consequences. I am now on the second week of my new pack and I am spotting like crazy and my breast are very sore and larger than normal. Also, I am breaking out pretty bad and just feel very tired. I was wondering if there is any way I could be pregnant?
717440 tn?1292747342 To explain myself further, which I should've done in the first place (sorry)... 1. BP is Bipolar; 2. I'm on Alesse = birth control; 3. I skipped my period by not taking the placebo pills and starting a new pack right away; 4. last month was my FIRST "skip"...
Avatar f tn Hi I have been taking birth control pills for about 6 months. I am on the second day of the red (placebo?) pill. I found out I have to go away for the weekend and would like to skip my period. Is it still possible to do so?
Avatar f tn Hi, About two and a half weeks ago, when my birth control pack was finished, I skipped the placebos and started another pack which I know is bad, however I was only planning to do it once. I've been taking them regularly so I figured all should be fine. After about two weeks, I noticed that I was spotting very lightly. This has been going on for almost a week now every day in the morning for a few hours.
Avatar f tn Last December, I had to switch birth control pills because I had different health insurance. I was put on Sronyx (Watson?) and then in Feb. I was put on Ortho Tricyclen Lo. In Dec. 2008, my doctor proscribed Yasmin to me so that I could take it for 12 weeks straight. I had no problems with doing this, I didn't have spotting or anything until Dec. 2009, but I had skipped a few days so I figured that was why.
Avatar f tn Probably just some light bleeding or "spotting" which is normal, if you skip your period on birth control. I wouldn't worry about it. If it lasts for weeks, ask your doc to make sure.
Avatar m tn I am currently on TriNessa birth control and this is my 2nd month of being on the pill. I have a vacation planned in about 2 weeks and the timing lines up perfectly with when I am supposed to be on the 7 sugar pills. This means I will have my period during my vacation. I REALLY want to avoid this. Is it okay for me to skip the 7 sugar pills and go straight to taking a new pack of birth control, therefore skipping my period?
Avatar f tn I am 35 & have been on a few differrent pills for about 12 years and was most satisfied with Alesse and then Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo. I switched to Yaz because the doc thought it would help with the extreme fatigue I experienced the week before my period. There was no other need for me to switch other than to combat that problem.
Avatar f tn Hello! I have a couple questions: 1) I am on my second month of Trinessa birth control. Is skipping the placebo pills safe? 2) How guaranteed is it that I will skip/delay my period if I do this? 3) Will my period simply be delayed? Or skipped entirely? 4) Am I supposed to take the white active pills instead of the placebo pills, or not take anything at all for those 7 days?
Avatar f tn can you get implantation bleeding while you've been on the birth control for 6 month? or is this brownish light pink bleeding some sort of break through bleeding caused from the pill?
Avatar n tn Im on birth control and i was wondering if i could skip my period while on the pill if i just dont take the last row pills that make my period come?
Avatar f tn She had me go back to having a period every month rather than every 3-4 (I'd decide to go off and have my period if I started spotting because it's easier than spotting or bleeding that whole last month.). Talk with your gynecologist about getting on a pill usually intended for this usage if she didn't tell you to do this and/or consider a different pill that might not cause the nausea each time you start the active pills.
Avatar n tn well, i took three period pills, got my period, so i started back on my regular pills skipping four of my period pills. well, ive taken six regular pills already and im STILL on my period. its the brown "after" blood thats coming out. but im wondering why after six days im still getting it? is it just ALOT of it because i skipped it for two months? is it something else? help please?!
3774696 tn?1348104029 Hi there, It is possible to prevent your period with continuous use of any birth control pill. Skipping the placebo pills and starting right away on a new pack can help you do this. Continuous use of your birth control pills in preventing periods works best if you're taking a monophasic pill — with the same hormone dose in the three weeks of active pills. Few women with continuous use of the pill you may develop breakthrough bleeding and spotting. This is because of the hormone fluctuations.
Avatar n tn I have been on bc for about 12 years. I took orthotricyclen for most of those years until about 8 months ago my new gyno suggested Seasonique to help with my migraines. I thought it sounded great. I was on Seasonique for 7 months and I literally got to the point where I thought I was going crazy. I didn't know how to deal with life, I cried all the time, I wasn't motivated to do any of the normal things I did in life, etc. I couldn't make myself function like my normal self.
Avatar n tn I forgot to start taking a new pack of birth control this month on the first day of my period. I'm going on vacation at the end of this month, and I start my period on the 30th of every month. I'm leaving on the 29th and dont want to have my period while I'm away. Is there any way I can start taking the pill now, in the middle of the month, and then start a new pack or continue taking the new one in order to miss my upcoming period?
Avatar n tn The doctors now say ANY birth control that shortens your period can cause this. Just trying to let people know!
Avatar n tn Hi, A pregnancy seems unlikely, since you have been on birth control. The spotting can be breakthrough bleeding because of taking two packs continuously or it can be due to local causes like cervical erosion. If you get your normal periods after taking the placebo pills then a pregnancy is ruled out. If not then the pregnancy test can be repeated. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations.
Avatar m tn gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/birth-control-methods.html 3. Delaying your period with birth control pills: Mayo Clinic
Avatar n tn She thinks it could be hormonal. I am not sexually active, so during the same visit, I asked to go on birth control pill, as my wedding is in May. I am now on Ortho Tri Cyclen. She had me start taking it the Sunday after my office visit, which was about a week before my period. So, I get my period as scheduled and this month, again, one week after my period was over, I spotted. Only this time, the spotting has not stopped. Now I am having brown spotting for about one week so far.
Avatar f tn I have a couple questions: 1) I am on my second month of Trinessa birth control. Is skipping the placebo pills safe? 2) How guaranteed is it that I will skip/delay my period if I do this? 3) Will my period simply be delayed? Or skipped entirely? 4) If I were to take two of the placebo pills, and then stop after those two days, will my period happen for those two days and then go away when I stop?
Avatar f tn It looks like spotting, and its brown, but when i just started there was a little pink/red, but now just brown, and by the way i am Not on any birth control so i know its not from that. I used to get wicked irregular periods when i was younger, sometimes skipping months, but in the last year iv been regular and fine until the last month. Anyone know what this is??
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm very worried and just moved to San Fran from nyc and can't get an obgyn appointment so wanted to write on here. I have been on the birth control microgestin for almost a year now. For the past 7 months I have avoided my period by only taking the hormone pills and skipping the period pills .. Which after much research , I have found that this is generally safe and accepted, as it is a hormone induced "fake" period anyway.
Avatar f tn I started my period when I was 9 or 10, it was regular until I was about 14, but then I would start skipping period for months at a time, only spotting for a few hours in between real periods. I'm now 17 and finally went to the doctor about a month ago for my irregular period and I was given a blood test; the results came back that I had low hormone levels(?) and the doctor put me on birth control, she also set me up for a vaginal/abdominal ultrasound.
Avatar n tn I have been on birth control for about two years now. During last months pack i missed two pills. I got my period on September 23rd, however, my boyfriend and I had sex on the 26th because it was the second to last day of my period and my flow was light. Lately I have been having really bad indigestion problems and serious fatigue. Last week I randomly started bleeding but the blood was lighter than period blood both in quantity and color. My mood has been really bad as well.
Avatar n tn This month, my period started and it has been 3 weeks and I still have my period. I am a big woman, so I don't want to get on birth control just to gain more weight. Is there anyone who has maybe experienced this as well or has some kind of advise. I don't like having a period at all, and today when facing public I came home to find a period spot on the back of my pants. This is driving me crazy.
Avatar n tn Two days ago, I finally linked my period to feeling sick. I am 33 and not on birth control and have not been on it for 2 years. I will see my doctor on Wednesday and I am crossing my fingers that I do not have anything serious. My symptoms are impacting me and I am feeling depressed due to feeling sick so much.