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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have been on contraceptives for almost 5 to 6 months i forgot to take my contraceptives for the past few days but now i have bladder pains and vaginal bleeding it's not my period time , is this anything i should worry about, i'm not sexually activ?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Bleeding on bcp's ?: Missing active pills for "three days" will start withdrawal bleeding. Stop your current pack and wait a few more days , then start a new pack and take the pills punctually, or bleeding may again occur. Take the active pill in the same hour as the previous day's active pill to minimize breakthrough bleeding.
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