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A 29-year-old female asked:

Day 5 with no period and negative pregnancy test. should i wait for my period or should i just start my new pack of birth control?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Can start pills: A woman who is on birth control pills and doesn't get withdrawal bleeding but has a negative pregnancy test, can start her next pack of birth control pills on schedule. If she is not on BC pills but is waiting to start her very first pack, she can likewise start her pills... and recheck a pregnancy test in a few weeks if she is having spotting, odd bleeding, no withdrawal bleeding, or is worried.

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