Can I put birth control patch on my thigh?

The patch can be worn on the skin of your lower abdomen, buttocks, back, or upper arm. Wherever you decide to put it, you must leave it there for 7 days. You should change the location of the patch each week. The patch can be worn on the skin of your lower abdomen, buttocks, back, or upper arm.

Can the patch go anywhere?

You can put it onto most areas of your body, as long as the skin is clean, dry and not very hairy. You shouldn’t stick the patch onto: sore or irritated skin. an area where it may get rubbed off by tight clothing.

How long does it take for the birth control patch to kick in?

If you start using the patch during the first 5 days of your period, it will start working right away and you won’t need backup birth control. For example, if you get your period Monday morning, you can start using the patch anytime until Saturday morning and be protected from pregnancy right away.

Does the patch cause weight gain?

Does the patch make you gain weight? Nope! Birth control patch weight gain isn’t a common side effect. There’s lots of research on the hormones in the birth control patch, and studies show these hormones don’t usually cause weight gain or weight loss.

Does the patch make your breasts bigger?

Any type of hormonal birth control can potentially cause your breasts to increase in size, including: Pills. Patches.

Can I get pregnant on the patch?

Birth control patch effectiveness

If you use it perfectly, the patch is 99% effective. But people aren’t perfect, and it can be easy to make a mistake — so in reality, the patch is about 91% effective. That means about 9 out of 100 patch users get pregnant each year.

Can you shower with birth control patch?

It’s OK to participate in regular activities like swimming and exercise while wearing the patch. It can also get wet in the shower or in the bath.

Can I put tape over my birth control patch?

DO NOT use bandages, tape, or adhesive to make a non-sticky patch stick. The hormones that keep you from getting pregnant are mixed with the adhesive, so if it won’t stick, it’s also not going to be effective as birth control.

How do I know the patch is working?

The contraceptive patch just looks a bit like a plaster, how can I tell if the patch is working? You cannot see any change in the patch, or feel it working, but it is continuously releasing the hormones estrogen and progestin into the bloodstream.

Is it normal to bleed while on the patch?

During the first few months while your body is adjusting to the contraceptive patch, you may have some vaginal bleeding in addition to the usual bleeding during your patch-free week. This is not serious but can be a nuisance. It may vary from spotting to a heavier loss like a light period. Do not stop using your patch.

Do you still ovulate on the patch?

The hormones in the patch stop ovulation. No ovulation means there’s no egg hanging around for sperm to fertilize, so pregnancy can’t happen. The patch’s hormones also thicken the mucus on your cervix.

Can I get pregnant if my patch falls off?

In the middle of your patch cycle (Week 2 or Week 3):

If you forget to change your Xulane patch for more than 2 days, you could become pregnant.

Can I get pregnant on my patch free week?

If you’ve been using the birth control patch correctly (and it sounds like you are), you’re protected. As long as you put the new patch on after your “off week” (the week you don’t wear one), you’re protected from pregnancy – even during your “off week” and during your period.

Can I take my patch off a week early to get my period?

You apply one patch to your skin each week for three consecutive weeks. Then you go without a patch for one week before starting the cycle again. During your patch-free week, you’ll get your period.