Articles Tagged: irregular period

hormonal implantI’ve had my Nexplanon implant for around a year with absolutely no bleeding (except for the first week I got it inserted) and about 2 months ago I started a very heavy period and it has not shown any signs of stopping. This bleeding is painful and I’m not sure how much longer I can take it!

Nexplanon (a type of birth control that is implanted under the skin of a women’s upper arm and lasts for at least 3 years) is very effective in preventing unplanned … read more

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Every time I masturbate, I get my period but it’s not like my real menstruation. I’ve never inserted any object into my vagina, and I’m a virgin. My doctor said my hormones are not stable. Can masturbation increase hormones and actually affect my menstrual cycle?

Many young people masturbate to learn about their body, explore what they find sexually satisfying, and even relieve stress. This it totally normal! However, masturbating cannot cause you to have … read more

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birth control pillsI 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?

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

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