Use Of Birth Control Pills After Menstruation?
. I use the mainstay of the pill KB cycle 28. But I use it after my period. I have drunk everything except the 7 yellow ones. Because in my opinion, you take the yellow pill if you have menstruation. But my period hasn’t arrived yet. Is it okay if the one for pill 7 that is said to be taken only for menstruation is for me to drink now even though my period hasn’t arrived yet ??
Hello Cimcimie Helmie, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
Birth control pills are one example of various choices of contraception. Birth control pills themselves work by influencing hormones in a woman's body, causing a woman to not ovulate (release of eggs from the ovaries). That way, even though there are sperm cells that enter the uterus, because there are no egg cells that can be fertilized, there will be no conception / pregnancy. In addition, this birth control pill also has the effect of increasing the production of mucus in the cervix, so that sperm travel to the uterus is obstructed. Please read more about the benefits of birth control pills here.
Birth control pills consist of 2 types, some of which contain the hormones estrogen and progesterone, and some that only contain the hormone progesterone. Both are effective for preventing pregnancy, only different in who better use it. Progesterone pills are usually used for nursing mothers, because the hormone estrogen can affect milk production. In addition, this pill is also better if used on people with a history of high blood pressure (but actually it is even better if women with high blood pressure do not use hormonal contraception).
For packaging, birth control pills consist of packages containing 21 tablets and 28 tablets. Actually the way it works is the same, only on 28 tablet users, 21 tablets consumed contain hormones, while the remaining 7 are only placebo (empty tablets / do not contain hormones). The selection of 28 tablets is more often used because it is easier and avoids the incidence of forgetting to take pills. As for the 21 tablets, all of these tablets contain hormones, you will be asked to take tablets containing these hormones until they run out, then be given a pause not to take pills for 7 days (during menstruation), then just use a new 21 tablet package again.
In your case, the actual use of the 28 tablets pill is best for the first day of menstruation starting with a placebo pill (this is also to ensure that you are not pregnant when taking birth control pills). Because if the pill is used after menstruation especially after a few days or weeks, the possibility for fertilization to occur cannot be ruled out. You can continue taking the pill with 28 tablets every day (following the instructions on the packaging) even if you haven't arrived yet. If it runs out, you can immediately consume a new package.
Not yet menstruation can be caused due to side effects from the birth control pill itself (due to hormonal), but it does not rule out the possibility that late menstruation is caused by other conditions such as pregnancy (can occur because the use of birth control pills is not as recommended), psychological factors (stress, fatigue), etc.
My advice, to ensure your current condition and so that you can understand more clearly related to the use of contraceptives, you can consult a gynecologist nearest to you.
That's all, hopefully it helps. Always healthy.
dr. Sheryl Serelia.