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A 17-year-old female asked:

On ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo. missed three pills, i stopped taking it after withdrawal bleed started. i've had withdrawal bleed for two weeks now. what2do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
BCP: Restart your pills on a new pack. In the future continue with the pack you are on even though you have some bleeding, just remember to use another form of protection when you have missed that many pills. Things should normalize over the next few months, if the don't see your doctor.

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Last updated Feb 12, 2015

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