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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can i delay my period for at least a week on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? i've tried skipping the placebo pills and starting a new pack right away but had btb

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Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Don't skip placebo: You are better off not skipping your placebo pills as this could mess with your cycle and give you the breakthrough bleeding. There isn't a great way to delay your period by a week since anything you might do can cause unpredictable changes.
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