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A 39-year-old male asked about a 36-year-old female:

Friend takes ortho tri-cyclen for acne and is a sunday starter. however, she started on the thursday after. are there any health consequences?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No health problems: So she started the pill later than she should have and this might lead to some cycle irregularity and abnormal breakthrough bleeding. But it is not harmful. She should expect some irregular bleeding and definitely needs to use back up birth control for the next 2 months.
Last updated Jul 11, 2015


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