Delaying your period is sometimes possible if you are taking a birth control pill that has the same amount of hormone in all of the pills during the first 3 weeks. However, you should talk to your health care provider first. For example, if you want to postpone your period until after your vacation, you could potentially skip the reminder or “inactive” pills in the last row. They are usually a different color than the “active” pills in row 1-3. Next, open up a new pack of pills and continue to take one active pill at the same time every day. Some girls who use this method to delay their period can still have spotting or light bleeding. Remember, you will need to have an extra pill pack so you don’t run out of pills. While you can possibly delay your period, it’s best not to stop birth control pills early.
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- Can you delay your period from coming on a certain day or week?
- I take birth control pills. Do I have to take the “inactive pills”? Why do I have to bleed during this time?
- I’m on the pill and I usually take it continuously so I don’t get a period. But this month I was going to take the placebo pills to have a period. What I’m wondering is: When do I start the hormone pills again? Right after my period ends even if there are placebo pills left? And how long after starting a new pack after my period can I have sex safely without a condom?
- Continuous Hormonal Treatment
- I’ve recently switched from the patch to the Pill. The first month back on the Pill, I missed a few days, so I decided to wait till the next month to start it again which made my period come early. I’ve been taking the Pill consistently now but because I took a few pills in the first row already, I am going to run out of pills and my period is going to come early. What should I do? Is it dangerous to have my period come early?
- I am on continuous hormonal pills so I don’t get a period. Where does the blood go? and is it dangerous not to have a period?