On birth control patch for several weeks. Period came as
If period came regularly the patch is effective.
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
I understand your concern.
If you use the patch correctly, your period should be regular.
The hormones in the patch make your periods more regular.
So, in your case the patch is effective.
Only If you miss your periods, you can suspect a pregnancy and do a pregnancy test for confirmation.
Other positive side effects of the patch are to ease menstrual cramps and lighten bleeding.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
The periods can come even though you didn't remove the patch yet.
Hi again dear,
Yes, the periods can come even though you didn't remove the patch yet.
Actually, you don't have periods when you use the patch - you have a withdrawal bleed.
It does not always happen, but this does not mean that the patch is ineffective.
You should not be worried.
Wishing you all the best.
Take care dear,