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Is it ok to skip last inactive pill and start my active pills a day early for birth control

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes, protected: Yes, the important pills are the active pills not the placebo pills. The placebo pills are just there to keep you in the habit of taking a pill every ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keep taking one/day: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: However, if this is not effective, you may want to discuss the use a of slightly stronger pill. If you are new to this pill it may take 2-3 months for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing: Those pills are only there as a reminder to keep you on schedule. They do not provide any other benefit.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both are risky: Pill failure can occur when any pill is missed - usually takes more than a few - but- the most important pills not to miss or delay are the starting ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Yes and i would also inform your doctor. You might want to go on continuous contraception.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Noooooo!!!!!: You must not take more than one week of in active (placebo) pills in a cycle. Otherwise, you will likely ovulate, and you are at risk of pregnancy. Om ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Just : Just a small note in addition to dr. Seely's excellent response. If you have a new vaginal discharge and it is malodorous, recommend that you see your ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Hormone dependent: Depending on where you are hormonally a period can be missed. To be sure you are not pregnant, get an over the counter early pick up testing kit. Be s ... Read More
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