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A 26-year-old female asked:

i got my period 1 week early during active pills.should i continue this pack as normal or start a new one on sunday! i have been on bc for 10 years.

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: This may just be a breakthrough bleeding. If you skipped any pills this month that would be even more likely. While it won't hurt to start the new pack early, its also safe to finish out this pack. If any skipped pills though check a pregnancy test.

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