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A 20-year-old female asked:

I missed two birth control pills and i doubled them on the third day. i started bleeding the day after i doubled them. why?

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Dr. Neal Hakimi
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Most likely: withdrawal bleeding from missing the doses (not from taking the double dose). it wouldn't be a bad idea to use a second form of contraception for a little while.

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A 29-year-old female asked:

I missed 5 birth control pills. I am now bleeding. How or when do I start the pills again?

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Dr. Monique Ruberu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
New pack: After missing 5 days, you must use a backup of condoms.. Throw out the rest if the pill pack and start a new pack.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2014

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