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    When will bleeding resume post intake of contraceptive pills?

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Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 in Pregnancy
Question: hi.. i am in my birth control pills from last month.. as my wedding was around the corner i finished one pack of 21 pills and continued with next pack inmediately for one more week.. when i started with the second pack i had slight bleeding for 4,5 days.. now i have stopped my tablets from yesterday.. still having slight bleeding but not full periods flow.. within how many days will i get my periods? plz let me know..
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You can expect your period within 3-5 days.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,

Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments:

As you stopped your pills yesterday, then you can expect your natural period flow within 3 to 5 days due to withdrawal effect.

Slight bleeding after starting 2nd pack may occur due to hormonal imbalance and stress factor. I suggest you to await few more days for regular period.

Hope, I have answered your query. Maintain genital hygiene properly. Take care.

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Follow up: Dr. S Patra 15 minutes later
its not a sign of pregnancy right?
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not likely. Do home pregnancy test to clear doubt.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

Welcome back again.

If you have taken birth control pills regularly on time without any missing, then chance of pregnancy is less than 0.5%.

Your slight bleeding is mostly due to effect of birth control pill. However, if you have any doubt, I can suggest to undergo one home pregnancy.

Review with test report. Good luck and take care.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. S Patra 10 hours later
i am advised to start pills in 5th day of periods.. i should wait till i get my periods or should i start pills again after 1 week even if i dont get my periods and am not pregnant.. plz help
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Wait for period and starts pill on D5.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for your query and input.

You should await for coming period and start pills on D5. However, if you DON'T get it by this time, you can start pill after 1 week gap

Hope, it clears your confusion. Good luck and take care.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
in the week when i am not taking pills is it safe to have unprotected intercourse?
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need some additional info.

Detailed Answer:
Kindly let me know few things:

1) Did you have regular cycle before taking birth control pill ?

2) Duration of cycle? Any inter-menstrual bleeding?

3) Last time, when did you involve in unprotected sex according to cycle?

If you don't get full flow of period during pill-free days, then you have low risk of pregnancy if you involved in unprotected sex. Instead you can do protected sex.

Waiting for your response to calculate safe period and fertile days.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. S Patra 9 hours later
hi.. i had regular periods before taking pills.. duration of cycle was 28-30 days and there was no inter-menstrual bleeding.. my periods was due on 28th of feb.. as my wedding was on the same day i had to postpone my periods.. i started taking birth control pills from 17th of feb.. the pack of 21 pills ended on 8th of march.. as i wanted to postpone my periods further i started the new pack immediately.. after i started the new pack i experienced slight bleeding.. i stopped taking my pills from 15th of march.. but still experiencing on and off spotting but not complete periods flow.. the last time i had unprotected sex was on 15th of march.. these are the complete details.. plz let me know when can i expect my periods and when to start the next pack of pills..
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Await for period till 22nd.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,

Thanks for additional input. I know your concern.

I suggest you to await up to 7 days (from 15th to 22nd March) to get a full-flow period. It will be considered as pill-free days.

Take healthy diet, avoid extra mental stress and maintain genital hygiene. I can suggest to take combination of parsley and ginger tea to induce period properly.

You should start next pill pack from 23rd March onward, continuously for next 21 days with 7 days gap, if you DON'T get proper period (otherwise from D5).

Use CONDOM during pill-free days to avoid unwanted pregnancy as your cycle is NOT properly established.

Hope, it helps for your information. Good luck and take care.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. S Patra 51 minutes later
after i start the pills should i use any back up protection for some days or can i have unprotected sex from the day i start the pills?
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Use back-up protection for first 2-months.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,

Thanks for additional query.

I suggest you to use CONDOM as backup protection during first 2 months of birth control pill used. You will get full protection (more than 99.5%) after 2-months as your period is NOT properly established. At that time, you can involve in unprotected sexual intercourse.

Hope, it clears your confusion. Good luck.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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