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Old 08-22-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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continually using bc to "skip" period

Has anybody continuously taken the pill or left the nuva ring in to skip their period? I asked my doctor and he said it was okay, but I am wondering about any experiences people may have had?

 
Old 08-22-2005, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: continually using bc to "skip" period

It's fine to do this, but some women spot or have bleeding like a period despite trying to skip. Other then this "risk", however, it's fine, and for many women it works wonderfully.

One thing to consider: are you on a triphasic or monophasic pill? With triphasic pills the amount of hormones in the pills varies by week, whereas with monophasic the amount of hormones is constant for all twenty-one pills. Many women have trouble skipping using triphasic pills because of the changes in amount of hormone throughout the pill cycle.

 
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Old 08-22-2005, 01:05 PM   #3
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Re: continually using bc to "skip" period

Im actually using the nuva ring, where I would leave it in for the extra week instead of a week without, Im not sure if that makes any difference.

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Old 08-22-2005, 04:09 PM   #4
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Re: continually using bc to "skip" period

Rather then leaving it in an extra week, I'd suggest taking it out when you normally would, and immediatly putting a new one in.

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Old 08-22-2005, 06:26 PM   #5
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Re: continually using bc to "skip" period

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Originally Posted by summer550
Im actually using the nuva ring, where I would leave it in for the extra week instead of a week without, Im not sure if that makes any difference.

Nuvaring is only guarenteed effective against pregnancy protection for 3 weeks at a time. By keeping Nuvaring in longer than the recommended 3 weeks, you're opening yourself to a higher risk of pregnancy.

 
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