Frequently Asked Questions:
Bleeding while on Birth Control
Bleeding on birth control can occur if you skip a pill or are late on taking pills. Bleeding/spotting can also occur during the 1st three months of starting or changing any hormonal birth control method. If you are concerned or the bleeding/spotting does not improve, please call the office during normal business hours to schedule appointment.
If you are interested in emergency contraception or the morning after pill, please call the office during normal business hours to schedule an appointment. Please be advised that emergency contraception needs to be taken within 72 hours of intercourse and the sooner the better. If you are unable to get into the office within 1-2 days of intercourse, please go to an urgent care. Emergency contraception is also available over the counter for patients 18 and over.
Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Even the most regular person can experience an irregular cycle once in awhile. Irregular cycle can include but not limited to bleeding between cycles, heavier/lighter cycle than normal, and/or late for menstrual cycle. There are numerous reasons for an irregular cycle; most commonly being pregnancy and stress. Please take an over-the-counter pregnancy test if there is a chance you may be pregnant. If the test is positive, please call the office for an appointment. If the test is negative and you are not experiencing any other symptoms (ex. Pain, nausea/vomiting), then wait few days to see if becomes normal. If you are concerned or there is no improvement, please call office during normal business hours to schedule appointment.
Urinary Tract Infection
Common symptoms of an UTI are burning with urination, frequency, urgency, and/or blood in urine. If you experience any of these symptoms, please call for an appointment with either PWH, or you may need to go to an urgent care to be seen immediately if it is after hours. You should be seen ASAP if you also experience back pain and/or fever with the above symptoms.
Yeast infection is a common vaginal infection. Symptoms include vaginal discharge, itching and sometimes burning. If you experience these symptoms after hours, try an over-the-counter Monistat or Gyne-Lotrimin. If symptoms don’t improve in 2-3 days, please call during normal business hours to schedule an appointment. Also, if you are concerned you may have a vaginal infection you do not think is a yeast infection, please call office during normal business hours for an appointment or go to the closest urgent care.