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HOW LONG DOES BREAKTHROUGH BLEEDING LAST IF YOU MISSED ONE PILL DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE NEW PACK

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No, I would: Deal with the breakthrough and continue as normal. Remember if u skip a pill take 2 12 hours apart the following day. Gd luck.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
BCP ?'s: Breakthrough bleeding on oral bcp's can occur w/o "missing" a pill by simply taking them later than the hour when the previous active pill was taken. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Spotting on BCP's ?: The most common reason for "spotting" on the current low dose oral bcp's is not taking the active pill within the hour of the previous day's active pi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Notmorethan3cycles: If it lasts more than 3 months, usually change pills
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
NO: Best way to treat this is with EXTRA pills from a spare supply and contacting your Prescribing Provider for a pill with a slightly higher Estrogen lev... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Finish: “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” I would recommend that you finish the current pack—provided you’ve done well with these particular OCPs (oral c... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Missing one birth: Control pill is usually not going to cause a significantly increased risk of pregnancy. But if you miss two or more that can be problematic. By the ti... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Spotting: spotting on all forms of hormonal birth control is extremely common and not abnormal - always good idea to see your PCP or OB/Gyn for medication revie... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
That's what happens!: When you take the oral contraceptives irregularly or missing pills, then breakthrough bleeding is "what happens." Additionally, you run the risk of un... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you miss pills or take them late, breakthrough bleeding is very common. Try setting an alarm in your phone to help you remember. You did exactly wh... Read More

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