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A 20-year-old female asked:

I've spotted blood 3 days before my period. i have missed 1 pill this month but carried on as normal with the pill. should i be worried?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 27 years experience
No: When did you miss pill close to cycle than you may spot.
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Dr. Richard Wallner
Gynecology 42 years experience
Unlikely,but..: Missed pills and abnormal bleeding may put you at risk for pregnancy- rule it out with a doctor visit or home pregnancy test. Likely this represents abnormal bleeding from missing your pill. Cervical infections such as chlamydia can also cause bleeding.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2015

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