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A 18-year-old female asked:

I skipped a period w/ oral birth control, i am now spotting on week 2 of pack. should i keep taking pack as normal, induce period or skip next period?

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Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep taking pack: Do you mean that you did not take the placebo pills, but continued on to the next pack of active pills? Breakthrough bleeding can occur with prolonged use of active pills. If you mean that you did not have a period at the expected time but have taken it correctly you may by experiencing some hormone flux (due to stress etc.) contributing to the missed period. Continue the current pack as normal.

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Last updated Jun 19, 2015

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