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I am terrified that my spotting is more serious than just missing 3 birth control pills

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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Spotting : It's from not taking your pills correctly. Increases your chance of pregnancy also so consider taking a pregnancy test

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: Please be sure to also use a reliable back up method for this cycle to avoid an unwanted pregnancy!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Normal: this is mild withdrawal bleeding since you missed 2 days. Just keep taking pills and go right into your next pack after finishing this pack.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May be normal: It is not uncommon to have break through bleeding on the first package of pills when first starting, restarting, or changing pills or any time you mis ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Donald
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should stop: The half life of the pill is short so if you miss one day you can begin to bleed. Always use back-up contraception if you miss pills. The next day y ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Dekel
47 years experience Gynecology
No: This is a direct result of not following the instructions of how to take the pill. Not only to are taking a chance of getting pregnant, abut also, "me ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fairly common: Especially so in the first 2-3 months of starting a new pill, as one's body is 'adjusting' to the new hormones. If it persists beyond the first few m ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Whenever you utilize hormonal oral contraception and stop in mid cycle the lining of the womb(endometrium) will withdraw known as "breakthrough bleedi ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: As birth control pills help to balance your hormone levels.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Should be: Absorption should be similar if birth control pills are chewed or swallowed whole. If break through bleeding is occurring, however, protection from p ... Read More
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