Late Menstruation After The Use Of Birth Control Pills?
In the morning I wanted to ask, I had given birth before, my child was only 21 months old. Before when my child was 2 months old I had already injected 3 months once, but during that time I experienced spots every day, so I was afraid that I would finally not continue his family. After my child was 1 year old, I tried again with the pill. And it only lasted 2 months. Is there a possibility of getting pregnant? While I am now confused that my period has failed since I injected the 3-month KB. The effect is that until now I have been pms 1.5m once, not even PMS, but every check check is negative. Is there any possibility of pregnancy?
Hello Diana, thanks in advance for the question.
The use of contraceptives or family planning certainly has advantages and disadvantages of each. Basically, contraception is a method or tool used to prevent pregnancy, whether there is a hormonal type or not. Hormonal contraceptives for example such as pills, injections and implants while for types of non-hormonal birth control such as IUDs, condoms, diaphragms, etc.
For this type of contraceptive contraception, this contraceptive contains the hormone progesterone which can stop you from ovulation, the excess of this type of contraception is more practical and effective than birth control pills because it only needs to go back to the doctor for injections every month. But the drawback is usually the cost is relatively more expensive, requires regular monthly visits, and has side effects such as blood spots or spots. In addition there are several other possible side effects in the use of family planning injections, namely:
- possibility of reduced bone density
- not fertile again quickly, when use is stopped it can take up to several months until the hormone conditions return to normal and can return to fertility and menstruation becomes regular again.
- does not protect against infectious diseases
For this type of contraception with birth control pills, it is also a hormonal contraception. Prevention of pregnancy in birth control pills through the hormone estrogen and progestin which inhibits the ovaries to ovulate and release eggs, but it also makes it difficult for sperm to reach the egg or prevent the egg from being able to stick to the uterine wall. Side effects that can arise in the use of birth control pills include: nausea, headaches, breast discomfort, sudden bleeding outside the menstrual period, weight gain, decreased sex drive, and sudden changes in mood. Because birth control pills are a type of hormonal contraception which requires a little longer to process in the body, at least sexual intercourse (without other additional contraceptives, such as condoms) can be done after taking birth control pills for 1 week. If you have been taking birth control pills for a week without missing a chance that you will get pregnant will be very small, but if before 1 week you have had sex then the potential for pregnancy is still there.
If you feel very worried about pregnancy, then we recommend that you immediately consult an obstetrician. Your doctor can do a physical examination and support such as ultrasound to determine whether a pregnancy has occurred or not, besides that you can also consume emergency contraception if you still want to postpone your pregnancy.
For the information that we can convey, hopefully it is useful.