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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have been taking birth control for a while and started a new pack on sunday. had sex on sunday and monday i missed the pill and had sex monday too. took two pills on tuesday and 10 days later i started bleeding which was yesterday?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Missing oral contraceptive pills can result in breakthrough bleeding, which is not harmful. Since this has occurred, a back-up form of contraception, such as condoms is recommneded for the rest of this pack/cycle. Keep taking the pills as prescribed to prevent even more bleeding.
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