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beautifulS0LE
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My period still hasn't come, is there anyway I can take Birth Control Pills without having my period? Or do I have to wait?
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Looking at your post history, i see that you've taken pregnancy tests and they've been negative ...

In this case, you can continue taking your pills as normal.

[ 03-28-2007, 11:21 PM: Message edited by: LilBlueSmurf ]

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Well I haven't started taking my pills yet. I recently got them (about a month ago) and I've had to wait for my period to come. It still isn't here is it possible for me to just start w/ out having a period?
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You can start your birth control pills at any time during your cycle. However, it's very important you use a backup method for the entire first pack, since starting midcycle can cause them to fail to prevent pregnancy.

Also, you can expect more in the way of side effects like breakthrough bleeding when started outside the recommended timeframe, which isn't anything to worry about, but some women find an annoyance.

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Oh okay. Will it affect my period?
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Most likely. Typically, a BCP user won't have a withdrawal bleed until the placebo week or 7 day break between packs. Since you're starting later/earlier than recommended, your period might "break-through" the active hormone days, which can range from spotting/light bleeding to that of much like your normal period.
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Oh okay, thank you for answering my questions!
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