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A 23-year-old female asked:

On birth control missed 2 pills now had breakthrough bleed for over 2 weeks thats mostly brown mucus should i take normal pill break or skip period?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Skip period: Sounds like the expected withdrawal bleeding. I would let the period finish it's course. Use contraception in the meantime (condoms) and start the pill again with the next cycle.
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