A member asked:

I missed one bc pill a week before my period and took it the next morning. is having a little breakthrough bleeding a few days before my period normal?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mary David answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Yes: If you miss pills or take them late, breakthrough bleeding is very common. Try setting an alarm in your phone to help you remember. You did exactly what you were supposed to do by taking it as soon as you remembered. Hope this helps.

Answered 6/3/2015


Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Yes: The irregularity you mentioned is within the normal variation. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

Answered 6/4/2015



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