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A 20-year-old female asked:

Lost three bc pills when will i start my period i was on the second week of my bc pills i take trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) & what should i do finish taken pack or stop?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Restart and back up: After three days of missed cycles you can not rely on your pills for birth control this month. Restart taking the pills were you left off but use condoms for the rest of this cycle. You may start some irregular bleeding or spotting due to the disruption. Consider an IUD for better birth control without the chance of missing pills
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A 26-year-old female asked:
If i took 1 week 3 trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) pill in place of one week 1 white pill. Then continued next day with one pill a day in pack. Still protected from pregnanc?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
24: Sounds like you are making your pills like a 24 pack which if that is the case then you are protected
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Last updated Feb 5, 2016

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