The Correct Rules For Taking Birth Control Pills?

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Morning,rnI want to ask about the rules for taking birth control pills. How many days should I delay intercourse if I just took the pill after day 3 of my period? I have been taking birth control pills regularly for 5 months. But I’m still confused, all this time I’ve been taking the active pill without taking a placebo because I’m afraid of getting pregnant. Just this month I took a placebo the day before my period immediately started. But I also doubt this is menses or not. Because the amount of blood is very small, the duration is also 4 days and the stomach + legs cramp is extraordinary and the body is weak. Previously, I had injections after giving birth and giving birth/menstruating for 5 months every day. After that I did not menstruate for almost 2 years. After weaning my child I changed pills. Considering my menstrual history, which is very heavy blood every month and the duration is 9-12 days, a 30 day cycle. Now I’m confused krn many changes. My question includes menstruation or not. And how many days have to delay after drinking the 3rd day of menstruation?rnrnThank you, sorry if it’s long

1 Answer:

Hi Reesfa,

Birth control pills are a method of contraception used to prevent pregnancy. There are birth control pills that consist of 21 pills without a blank pill or a placebo and there are those that consist of 28 pills of which 7 pills are placebo pills. If you are new to the birth control pill, you should take the first birth control pill on the 3rd or 4th day of your period. Where after the birth control pills will provide protection. If taken outside the menstrual period, during the first 7 days it is necessary to use additional contraception such as condoms to prevent pregnancy. If in doubt, you can still use another method of contraception or delay intercourse for at least 7 days after taking the first birth control pill.

If you take 28 pills, then continue to take the pills according to the rules, where there is no need to pause to the next package of birth control pills. Just take a placebo pill and your period will come. If you take birth control pills, side effects such as:

Nausea Bleeding outside the menstrual period Weight gain Headache and discomfort in the breast Decreased sexual desire Mood swings Check yourself if complaints such as menstrual bleeding last longer than 1 week, so that the cause can be identified and further treatment given, one of them by changing the contraceptive method which is more suitable for your condition.

Hope it is useful,

dr. Adi P.

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