A member asked:

Missed two birth control pills; took them together; period came a week early. now what? i was two weeks into my birth control pack and i forgot to take a pill two days in a row. on the third day when i realized my mistake, i took two pills. the next day (

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Dr. Scott Musinski answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

This : This question is 5 days old so you have likely made a decision as to whether to start a new pack or continue the old one. However, for the future, you did the right thing. If you miss a pill you should restart as soon as you realize it. With low dose pills, missing one or two days can trigger bleeding in midcycle as a result of the hormone withdrawal. If more than 2 days go by without pills you should utilize a back up method such as condoms and/or the "morning after" pill to increase your protection against unwanted pregnancy.

Answered 3/22/2020



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