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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to skip a sugar pill and start a new pill pack, it's my last pill, but i want to change the days of my period flow. please help. ?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: many patients shorten their cycle length by taking fewer than needed blanks in the pack and starting early. You may be able to eliminate your period completely by starting a new pack on day 22 each month as well, though it doesn't stop completely for everyone and you usually have some irregular bleeding for a couple cycle packs

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Last updated Feb 23, 2015

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