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A 18-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex i started spotting 2 days later im on birth control but i miss 3 pills?

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Dr. Mark Trolice
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Risky: Depending on when you missed three pills, breakthrough ovulation may occur so a pregnancy test would be appropriate.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
I've been taking my birth control pills very irregular. I missed at least three days. Can that cause spotting???
Dr. Lori Semel
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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A 20-year-old female asked:
I have spotting for 1 week after i missed one birth control pill and it hasn't stopped. Is it ok if I have protected sex while I'm spotting?
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Last updated Jan 24, 2019

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