my 16 year old started peiod on the third week of taking active pills, does she still wait a full week (white pills) to start new pack or start new pack this sunday
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 16
Thank you:If I understand your question; she started her period before completing the active pills?How long has she been taking the birth control pills?Has there been any change in pills?
Yes, she started before last week of active pills, she has been on a year...no changes in pills
Thank you:There are a number of reasons why she may have started her period early, including illness, drug interactions (prescription medications etc), or even stress.She should finish the active pills, but there is no medical reason why she would need to take the placebo pills before starting her next pill cycle.
Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
Ok, so she should wait until the next sunday to start her pills, will she probably not start her period like normal because of starting early....
When would she complete the active pills in her current cycle?
Today, Saturday....so should she wait until next Sunday like normal to start new pack
Actually, there is no need to wait till next week.She can start the new cycle this week. You may be familiar with birth control pills such as Seasonique, where women only have 1 period every 3 months. There is no specific medical reason why a woman needs to have wait to start the next cycle.Here is an excellent article on this issuehttp://www.clinicalcorrelations.org/?p=2661