... light. Normal?
2. Also... I've been taking the pill everyday at noon, if I take the pill a couple of hours later, Am I at risk of pregnancy? (even though I have been using condoms most of the times but even though I do have few times of unprotected sex, but my boyfriend doesn't sperm inside or at all)
3. Am I suppose to NOT take the active pill during my period? If so how long til can I have sex?
4. Does the pill stop working if I miss just one pill or take a pill later than I usually do??
Lutera- 1. I've been taking the pills for 6 months now. I had irregular period once and it was?
... light. Normal?
Sometimes when you are on the pill for awhile it will lighten you periods. If you take the pill a few hours past the usual time, it is doubtful you will become pregnant. They work best when you take them about the same time every day. Take one pill a day as prescribed. It is best to take the inert (sugar pills) so you get in the habit of taking a pill each day. Take them as they go in the pack regardless of if your period is still going. You should use a back up method during the first cycle of pills then you should be safe from pregnancy, if you are taking the pills correctly every day that cycle, (although having unprotected sex still puts you at higher risk for sexually transmitted disease). You need to use a back up method if you take an antibiotic, during the time you are on the antibiotic, and for 2 weeks after the antibiotic. Antibiotics lessen the effectiveness of the pill and you could become pregnant during that time. Once you have been on pills longer than the first cycle of pills you can have sex anytime during the cycle and still be protected from pregnancy as long as you have been taking one each day. If you miss a day it lessens the effectiveness of the pill and each subsequent day you miss makes it more likely you could become pregnant. If you have discovered you have missed a pill, and it is still the same day you should have taken it, go ahead and take it when you remember. If it has been more than one day since you missed a pill call your prescriber and ask them how to make up the pills. You will want to use a back up method if you missed a day through the rest of that cycle, and to be safe, through one whole cycle. Missing a pill a few hours late shouldn't cause you to become pregnant. Also remember that even though a man doesn't ejaculate (or come) inside the vagina does not mean you are safe from pregnancy. The penis secretes small amounts of sperm all through having sex, not just during ejaculation, and it only takes one tiny sperm to impregnate you! Hope this answers your questions
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