A 18-year-old female asked:
What happens during 7 day break from period? how soon does period start/finish? does it finish directly on th day new pack of pills are taken?
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
Bleeding patterns: During the 7-day break, the female hormones fall. This causes a "withdrawal bleed." generally 1-2 days after the last pill you bleed. Wait no longer than 7 days, to begin a new pack no matter what."pill periods" are lighter/shorter and your period probably will be over in less than 7 days.You are always protected because pills stop ovulation. Safely skip periods by taking pills without a break.
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Last updated Jul 25, 2012
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