birth control and earley period
An_256901 posted:
Hi, I am 16 and just got placed on birth control a few weeks ago and I started it when my period was suppose to happen but it was already two days late and I have been on the pill for a few weeks now and my period suddenly starts three days ago and it has been very heavy and painful, like I haven't experienced before.I am not even to the last week of the packet yet so I am concerned. What is happening or what should I do? I was told to start them before my period and then my period starts two and a half weeks late and before the last week of the package.
I am also having tons of low abdominal pain and the pains are really sharp.
A month prior to getting birth control though I had an emergency contraceptive pill and it caused that period to come six days late. Before I ever took that pill and birth control my periods were always spot on. So, I just need to know what's happening or what to do anyway about the birth control.
atti_editor responded:

There are many different things that can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding, many of them outlined here . Birth control pills can sometimes cause minor bleeding between periods during the first few months after you begin using it or if you don't take the pills at a regular time each day. There are also a number of things that can cause cramping in your lower abdomen, many outlined here .

Since this cramping sounds to be a new occurrence and your periods are abnormal, it may be a good idea to make an appointment with your obgyn to get to the bottom of what is causing your symptoms. Please let us know how you are doing.

Best wishes,