A 23-year-old female asked:
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i skipped the placebo pills in my last pack&started a new one to skip my period that month. on my new pack i got my period a week early is that normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: 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 self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
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