A 18-year-old female asked:
recently started lo loestrin fe which is 10mcg. i missed 1 on 3rd week and took 1 9hours late in the middle of 2nd week. now spotting, unprotected sex?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Common: Skipping pills or taking them at different times each day will frequently cause spotting and breakthrough bleeding. The contraceptive efficacy is still good as long as you take a pill each day - regardless of the timing. The failure rate is higher for both spotting and pregnancy with the lower dose pills.
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Last updated Mar 30, 2013
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