Birth Control

I've been on depo for 3 months now and have been experiencing break through bleeding since then. I plan to stop. How long will the break through bleeding last and exit out of my system?

It is hard to predict when the bleeding will stop.  The depo will slowly be out of your system and your cycles will return to normal.   If you are sexually active you should schedule an appointment to start another type of contraception to prevent pregnancy.  

Got my first depo shot on the 2nd of November last year and bled for good 2 weeks then my second shot was due on the 2nd of February so got the Sayana press shot on the 1st of February then I had unprotected sex the next day after the shot, am I protected against pregnancy?

According to your dates, you received your shot on time, and you are not at risk for pregnancy.  ( What does Sayana press refer to??) 

Hi I am currently taking the mini pill, I want to know what could happen if I stop using it concerning physical and emotional changes, since I'm no longer sexually active.

For most women stopping the mini pill does not produce significant changes.  However, if you noticed any changes when you started the mini pill such as acne improvement, regular periods then those things will most likely return.  You may experience some irregular bleeding as your system readjusts.

I had protected sex twice in a week. two weeks later I got my period, which was heavy and about 4-5 days. I'm expecting my period next week but I have 2 or 3 pregnancy symptoms. What's happening?

It is not clear from your description of the timing what is going on . If you do not get your period when expected it is recommended you get a pregnancy test. 

 

You can can schedule at Corner health or see you primary care provider 

Hi, I have a question about bcp. Im currently on Trinessa and I took a chipped pill on Dec 26th (the 3rd week 2nd day for me) and the chip is tiny I believe. I think it was chipped when I tried to get it out of the packaging. My last period is Dec. 4-10 and I did not have any sexual relations since Dec. 16 and will not have any until Jan 3. Should I worry about it? Should I use protection by Jan 4th? I am now on my sugar pills and I just got my period today (Jan 3rd). I think it should be okay but I’m not sure-I was worried that since I took a chipped pill (I’m sure I took at least 90% of it) that I will not be protected when I have unprotected relations even though I already got my period. I did not miss a pill at all and I probably took a little bit less of the pill on the third week (only 1 pill). So I was wondering if I need anything when I have relations or should I not worry and continue taking my bc as usual? I hope to hear you soon and thank you.

It sounds like you have had a period at the expected time.   If you continue taking a pill everyday in your new pack you will not be at risk for pregnancy due to the chipped pill last month. 

I had unprotected sex last November 16 and my period started November 5 and ended november 10. I expected my next period would be Dec 1, but missed it 1 week already. Within that week, I took 5 pregnancy tests and it was all negative. Can i get pregnant? Really need help i don't have any symptoms starting from the unprotected sex up until now.

 Any time you have unprotected sex you are at risk for pregnancy.   It is recommended that you go to your health care provider or Corner Health center for a reliable pregnancy test, (blood or urine) and further evaluation.  You can also discuss reliable types of birth control.  

There are other reasons why women miss their periods. 

I am currently taking a mini pill, called cerazette and I’ve had sex without protection with my boyfriend twice, is there’s any possibility that I can be pregnant? I mean I always take my pill, I have never missed one during a month!

With perfect use the mini pill it is very effective against pregnancy,  meaning there is little chance of getting pregnant.   (No method is 100%). 

If your next period is more than 2 weeks late and you are concerned about pregnancy please get a home pregnany test or schedule to come to Corner Health Center. 

Only condoms will protect against sexually transmitted infections. 

I’ve been taking the combined pill for the entire month now, but I tried to skip my period this time by taking all the active pills.... but I just got my period. I’m aware of breakthrough bleeding and I know it can happen but is it possible that my pills aren’t working? My period is happening at the same time of the month it’s expected to come and I’ve experienced the same emotions I get when I’m about to start. Can breakthrough bleeding happen at exact same time I always usually get my period? Or is there a chance my birth control isn’t working. (I’ve taken it perfectly)

It's possible that you just aren't on the right combined oral contraception pill to suppress your period. Schedule an appointment with your provider to discuss.

Me and my girlfriend were having sex with a condom on however I felt like I was about to ejaculate but didn't. But it felt so close to going that I believe that I might have a little. Is that possible? I then carried on afterwards and after I finished I realized it was slightly wet at the base of the condom. I'm not too sure now if it was sperm or anything else. She had her period on time however she is usually five days but was only three and only bled lightly in comparison to quite heavy usually. Does this mean anything and what can I do? Thanks

It is hard to know if there is any risk of pregnancy by what you describe.   If there is any concern the best thing to do is to have your girlfriend see her primary health care provider, schedule an appointment at Corner Health Center or do a home pregnancy test.  There are other more reliable methods of birth control that you may decide to use such as the birth control pill, IUD or arm implant.  Again, best to discuss with a health care provider.

Ive been on birth control for about four or five months now and i want to leave the pill now because of side effects. I had unprotected intercourse about 2 weeks ago and just finished my whole pack of pills and got my "fake period" you get on the pill. Since it has been about 2 weeks and sperm can only survive about up to 5 days is it safe if i leave the pill now or do i still have a chance of getting pregnant?

If you have been taking the pills regularly and have had your period it is safe to assume you are not pregnant.  If you stop the pills and have unprotected intercourse then you will be at risk for pregnancy.  Please make an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner Health Center to discuss other options for birth control, including the IUD and arm implant.  There may also be a different pill that will not give you the same side effects.
 


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