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Virginia Beach, VA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Im spotting and have been for a week and i think its because last week i took a pill early instead of the normal time that i do .. today i took my last pill and i dont want my period so can i skip into a new pack and will it throw me off or make me ble

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Already bleeding: Since you are already experiencing breakthrough bleeding it is hard to guess what will happen. Some women choose to skip the placebo pills and start the next pack to avoid a menstrual cycle. This is ok to do. Breakthrough bleeding is common. Triggering a menstrual cycle sometimes fixes breakthrough bleeding
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