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A 30-year-old female asked:

Started bcp mid cycle, skipped the break and now bleeding for 6 days. not spotting but a light period getting heavier. not pregnant. will it stop?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Starting mid-cycle and skipping placebos threw your cycle off keep taking them right and it will straighten out. Break thru bleeding is not uncommon on the first package even if you take them perfectly
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