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Missed period being on Loestrin birth control - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   I have been on Loestrin for about 5 weeks now. I did not get my period at all during the time I've been taking the placebo pills. I never missed a pill (although some times a few hours late at the most). I am on my 3rd day of the new pack for the month and have already taken a pregnancy test. Negative. Is this normal?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hello..
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   When was your last menstrual period?
User :   Started on May 27th
Doctor :   You are sexually active right?
User :   Yes.
Doctor :   When was your last sexual intercourse?
User :   Yesterday
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
User :   Normally they are. However, I was told that Loestrin could cause missed periods.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I do not have any other pregnancy symptoms. And I'm still taking the pills.
Doctor :   Were you on contraceptive Yesterday?
User :   Yes. I started my new pack of pills yesterday.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   This is normal.
Doctor :   Continue with the next pack.
Doctor :   Next time you don't see a normal period, you can consult the doctor.
User :   But, I shouldn't worry if I am getting negative results on my pregnancy tests?
Doctor :   It means you are safe to continue the next pack.
User :   Should I take another test next week?
Doctor :   How many days it has been since you missed a period?
User :   5 days late and 2 tests came back negative.
Doctor :   you can wait for another 5 to 10 days.
Doctor :   Usually the test give best results after 10 days of missed
Doctor :   periods.
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else?
User :   No. Thank you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting healthcaremagic.
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