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A 20-year-old female asked:

What happens if i miss my period two times while on the 28 pack of birth control pills?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Two possibilities: These days, birth control pills are very low dose; however, if you are lucky, & take you pills every day at the same time, there is the possibility that the pill can progressively decrease your period frequency, amount, and duration to the point that you don't bleed at all. Then, you just look for other signs of pregnancy. Keep up the great med compliance. Either that, or check a pregnancy test!
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A 17-year-old female asked:

I missed one of my birth control pills, and have had my period for two weeks. Why is that?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Loss of hormone: Your system is in harmony and if you lose the hormone by missing your dose it can cause the bleeding. Discuss this with your gynecologist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens if i take birth control pills before my period?

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Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Extra bleeding: If you take birth control pills right before your period it can throw your cycle off and you may get bleeding twice in the same month.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Missed 2 pills on first month of birth control i got my period early it is my second month and i got my period early again should I start a new pack?
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: So long as you haven't missed any pills in this second pack, you should be okay. It takes a few months sometimes when starting a birth control pill to... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
How does my birth control affect my period? I have been out traveling for a few days and i realized i forgot to pack my birth control. I missed the pills for about 2 days and then got home and took the days i missed like the package told me. That evening
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Anytime : Anytime you miss a few pills, you can trigger your period to start earlier than usual. It may or may not end early depending on how much of a uterine... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
I Missed 4 birth control pills but caught up and got a regular period now on the 2nd pack of pills and my period is due but nothing has come?
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Probably will be ok,: however, taking a pregnancy test, could be reassuring.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
I take the active pills only then go to next pack to skip period. What do I do if miss 3 days of birth control?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Use a backup BC: The pills work by keeping a steady amount of hormone in your blood that prevents you from releasing eggs when due. If you skip 3 days and that hormone... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Taking birth control pills (yaz) continuously - took 4 packs in a row now on placebo pills for break. On day 4 of placebo and still no period, have never missed dose. Is this normal?
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
As described withdrawal bleeding from "four packs" of bcp's may take a few more days, but if this does not occur, obtain a serum HCG test to make cert... Read More
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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