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I take a low dose birth control pill and i missed one and i've been having heavy breakthrough bleeding for a week now. should i keep taking them?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I hope your took the pill you forgot and the pill scheduled for that day together as well. (Doubling your pills). Keep taking them thereafter as scheduled and by the next cycle the breakthrough bleeding should have stopped.
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Last updated Sep 13, 2015

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