A 25-year-old female asked:
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tried skip period on pill. been spotting past 3 weeks since start new pack, now bleeding heavily a week before next placebo pills. when will it stop?!

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous.
Answered on May 16, 2016
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