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A 39-year-old female asked:

Been on b/c continuously to avoid my period for 2 yrs. missed 3 pills over labor day and been slightly inconsistent. is my bleeding a period or ??

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Its a period: If you take b/c continuously, you may have a period or spotting if you miss 3 pills. Fortunately, you are protected from pregnancy if you took the pill daily for at least 3 weeks (21 days) before you missed the pills. You can start taking them again today. Best wishes.
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