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What to i do to stop my bleeding while i should not be on my period? (im on birth control) i have been on birth control for two months and i am not supposed to get my perios for another month or so(until i take the colored pills) but i got my period any w

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Dr. Holly Hodges
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, this is common when starting new birth control pills. Be sure that you are taking your pills consistently every day. They work best if you take them as closely to the same time each day, within 2-4 hours, for best effectiveness. Continue taking them every day. If you continue to have break through bleeding after the first 3 months, you should return to the provider that prescribed the pills for re-evaluation.

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