A 26-year-old female asked:
Please help!! I stopped taking my birth control 5 days ago and now I have my period 2 weeks early??
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mary David answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is normal: Whenever you stop birth control pills you can expect to have what is known as withdrawal bleeding. This is why you spot or bleed when you forget a pill. If you stop pills in mid-cycle, you will bleed early. This will straighten out on its own whether you restart your pills or not but do not restart the same package now. Hope this helps.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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