Tag: continuous hormonal treatment
Is it OK to skip the placebo pills and start on the next pack of birth control?Updated 18 November 2019 under Ask Us.
Thanks for your question. Since there are many types of birth control pills, you should check with your health care provider (HCP) first, to make sure it is safe for […]Read more »
I am going on vacation in a month but I’m supposed to get my period at the same time. Is there any way to make my period come faster or delay it so I can enjoy my vacation?Updated 22 April 2019 under Ask Us.
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 […]Read more »
It turns out my period will likely arrive on the first day of my vacation. Can I delay my period by starting the next pill pack without taking the inactive pills in my pill pack? Will the Pill still be effective?Updated 5 September 2017 under Ask Us.
Check with your health care provider (HCP) to make sure there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t keep taking active birth control pills in order to delay your period. You […]Read more »
I have endometriosis and I’ve been taking birth control pills continuously. I have a brownish discharge that I haven’t had for over 3 years and I’m worried. I have a huge workload this semester and I work out a lot at the gym. Can stress or working out cause your birth control not to work?Updated 31 October 2016 under Ask Us.
As long as you are taking your birth control pills at the same time every day and you haven’t missed any doses, the Pill will work. Brown discharge, often called […]Read more »
What happens to the lining of your uterus if you take the Pill continuously and not get a period? Does it build up? Do you not grow a lining?Updated 19 October 2016 under Ask Us.
Great question! If you are NOT taking the Pill (oral contraceptive pills), each month, the lining of your uterus naturally thickens or “builds up” to prepare for a possible pregnancy. […]Read more »
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?Updated 21 December 2015 under Ask Us.
Taking hormonal treatment continuously as prescribed by your health care provider is not dangerous. While some women have spotting while on continuous birth control pills, many women do not have […]Read more »
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?Updated 30 November 2015 under Ask Us.
Congratulation for using birth control! As you know, using birth control pills “continuously” means that instead of taking the placebo pills (the different colored pills that are usually at the […]Read more »
Continuous Hormonal TreatmentUpdated 8 August 2022 under Health Guides.
Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCPs), the Patch, and Vaginal Ring Hormonal treatment including birth control pills, the patch, and the vaginal ring may be taken cyclically (with a week break) or […]Read more »
Birth Control Pills: How to take BCPsUpdated 11 August 2022 under Health Guides.
The most common pill packs come with 21 active hormone pills and seven placebo pills, but some packs have 23, 24, 26, or even 28 active pills. The example shown […]Read more »
Birth Control Pills: Medical UsesUpdated 11 August 2022 under Health Guides.
Teens and young adults are often prescribed birth control pills for irregular or absent menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, acne, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and polycystic ovary […]Read more »