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birth control questions

By Anonymous February 3, 2012 - 4:25pm
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i started taking birth control on the 9th of jan. finished 21 days. and then waited for my 7 day period thing.
i took my last pill on the 30th of jan. and was supposed to be getting my period on the 31st, i only have gotten it today (4th of feb)

please help me figure this out,

when do i start my new pack then?

should i just start my new pack now?(today-4th feb)

i have a beach party to go to this evening, if i was gonna take the pill now, how long will it take to have an effect? cause i dont really want my periods on a saturday as well as that is when i'm normally at parties.

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Normally, women who have stopped taking oral contraceptive pills should experience the return of menstruation within three months of discontinuing pill use.

Since you had one period after you stopped taking the pill but have not had a period in three months, you should be evaluated by your doctor.

The most obvious cause of the absence of menstrual periods is pregnancy. However, any conditions that affect the ovaries, uterus, hypothalamus or pituitary gland can cause the absence of menstrual periods.


February 27, 2012 - 5:26pm
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took birthcontrol pills for 2 packs..and was barley starting my 3rd pack when i quit..i didnt like the results of the water weight...so 1 week after stoping the pills i had my period...and thought my body was back to normal, but its beeen almost 3 months since that and im starting to get scared cuz i havent had my period, and starting to get the water weight back on. i get the cramps like im about to have it (but when i normally about to get my period, my breasts will swell up 3 days before, then i start getting the cramps, but they dont hurt bad) but these cramps hurt really bad, but when i think im going to get my perios it never comes. is this normal? or what should i do any advice?

February 25, 2012 - 8:50pm

There should be a package insert with directions in your packet of birth control pills. Have you read the directions?

According to the Planned Parenthood website, in a 21-day pack, one pill is taken every day for three weeks in row. No pills are taken for the next week and then a new pack of pills is started. I

I don't know how you can alter your period to avoid having menstrual flow on a Saturday, when you want to party.


February 3, 2012 - 6:03pm
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