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A 17-year-old female asked:

Hi, i've been using the pill for the last three months to try and alleviate painful ovulation cramps and i was intending to skip my period for this month but i've already taken the first two inactive pills, can i still do so?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Skipping period ?'s: To "skip a period" while on bcp's, taking the placebo's for "two days" may allow degeneration of uterine lining , causing some bleeding. If one wishes to have no bleeding while on bcp's, simply start another pack of pills, and continue taking "active" pills after the first 21 active pills end, without a "break".
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