How To Take Birth Control Pills When Menstruation Is Irregular?
Good night. I want to ask. Yesterday I went to the doctor because of complaints about irregular menstruation. During the consultation, the doctor recommended taking KB pills within 3 months but it was not prescribed in the prescription only tranexamic acid. How do I take KB pills if it starts on Wednesday and how to start over when it runs out? Thank you
Irregular as what do you mean? Menstrual cycle becomes long and long? Or always experience delays?
Irregular menstrual cycles can be caused by:
Stress and fatigue. Polycystic ovary syndrome. Hormonal disorders Thyroid disorders Extreme and sudden changes in body weight. Too skinny. Use of hormonal birth control. Hyperprolactinoma. Treatment for each condition will differ depending on the cause of your irregular cycle.
For this, ideally a physical and medical examination such as ultrasound, blood test will be required. That way the doctor will be better able to understand the cause of your complaint.
Regarding the consumption of birth control pills, it is ideal to do the 4th day of your period. It starts with 21 pills of the same color and continues according to the direction of the arrow on the back of the pill pack. For pill type 28 you can continue taking the new pill without a break. Meanwhile, for the 21 pill type, you need to give 7 days after consuming the last pill (no pills at all) for the menstrual cycle to come.
Birth control pills need to be taken regularly every day at the same time every day. This is necessary to ensure the success of birth control pills to prevent pregnancy optimally.
For more appropriate information, read and pay attention to the label of the birth control pill you choose.
I hope this helps.