U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Miami, FL
A 21-year-old female asked:

This is my first month using birth control, can i still skip the placebo week so i can skip my period? will this increase my spotting?what should i do

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Iman Sharif
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No guarantees: There is no guarantee that if you skip the placebo week you will skip your period right away. If you use the active pills continuously, you will eventually suppress your period, but may still have some spotting.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated May 8, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.