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If i started my period two weeks early should i finish my birth control as normal? can i get pregnant while taking the sugar pills

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Some : Some women will have spotting or bleeding between periods when taking birth control pills. This can be due to just being in the first few months of starting the pill, from missing a pill, or even from taking a pill at a different time of day than you usually do. Regardless of the reason, it is important to keep taking all the pills in the pack as you normally would to prevent pregnancy. As long as you do this, you only have a 1% chance of getting pregnant - even during the placebo (sugar) pill week.

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A female asked:

Can I start a new pack of birth control before I finish my sugar pills to stop my period early?

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Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
YES: It's always ok to start new pack earlier, never ok to do so later. Can start new pack as soon as period starts, only downside, you'll need more packs/year. Good Luck

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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