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?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 13 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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