... bled for six days. I'm now six day late and experiencing period like symptoms, is my period ever gonna happen? Help me please haha. I usually take it at 9 pm every night
Microgestin Fe 1/20 - I was late taking my pill one day, by an hour, and then a couple weeks later I
Question posted by hippiechelle on 2 July 2014
Last updated on 2 July 2014
If you miss a pill and have breakthrough bleeding, you may not get a period during your inactive pills that month. Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining that was prepared for a fertilized egg. Since you are on the Pill and do not ovulate, it obviously wasnt needed and when the lining doesnt receive a fertilized egg, it sheds and this we call our "period". There is only so much lining that sheds, once that is done there is no more to be shed so if you bleed early, you may not have a regular period during your inactives that month. Being an hour late on a pill is not a "missed" pill-you have an hour each way to be considered "on time" so from 8 pm to 10 pm since your chosen time is 9 pm. You will normally bleed on or around your inactive week. Never mind where your period was before you started taking the Pill, the Pill will dictate your cycle while you are on it. It may come a few days before the inactives, it may come the last day of inactives. this is okay, you just keep taking them as they come in the pack no matter what your body is doing or not doing. Occasionally you may get "breakthrough bleeding" which is bleeding during the 3 weeks of active pills. This may be from being late or missing a pill or it may be because you are taking antibiotics (which reduce the effectiveness of the Pill so back up condoms should be used the entire course of antibiotics and for 7 days after you finish otherwise you could become pregnant) or sometimes it happens for no apparent reason. No matter, just keep taking the Pills as they come in the pack actives then inactives then start a new pack.
Thank you so much. I'm trying not to worry haha. I have all my usual period symptoms, just waiting on the period to come haha.
How are you figuring you're 6 days late? You should have your period when you're on the week of inactive pills.
Since I bled for 6 days I counted that as my period.
When you're on the pill, the bleeding while you're taking the active pills is breakthru bleeding, and what you get when on the inactive pills is your period.
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