Medical Questions > Womens Health > Birth Control Forum

second month og generess fe. didn't receive my period

Must Read
Birth control is helpful in preventing pregnancy. Need to know more about birth control? Start here to learn more about popular methods of birth control....
You have many birth control options. Each works differently. What are the choices and what should you consider in order to help you make your decision? ...
Each method of birth control comes with risks to your health. What are the general problems you could encounter?...
User Profile
Hello. i am on my second month og generess fe. last month i had a normal scheduled period while taking them. this month however, i didn't receive my period today. i was supposed to start today. i began taking my second package of pills today anyway, inspite of not having a period. Also, i didnt take my brown 9reminder) pills. Those are just reminder/sugar pills that are hormone free, so i figured why bother because i knew i would remember to start my new pack on time. I have taken all the other pills daily at same time of day. Why hasn't my period come? Is this be normal


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied April 30th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A34477
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Most of the time the placebo pills are supplemented with iron to prevent anemia that could result due to bleeding. Avoid skipping the pills. Sometimes you can have 1-2 missed periods while being on hormonal birth control pills. If you had been sexually active without additional protection during first 2-3 weeks of getting started on the pills, chances of pregnancy are possible (the effective protection from the birth control pill use starts after 2-3 weeks of regular use). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for your absent period. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Birth Control , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.