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I started my period a week early on active pills. i'm still bleeding very light been 9 days. so not sure if i take placebos now or active pulls from new pack? i called pharmacy and they instructed me to take another active pill today then continue with th

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

If you took your...: ... active pills while you were on your period, then you may have none left. If you wait another week to start your next pack, you could ovulate during that cycle. The safest thing is to start your next pack now. If the problem recurs, let your doctor know. Break thru bleeding & early periods may indicate that you need either higher dose or "stronger" OCP's to prevent pregnancy.

Answered 5/5/2016

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