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A 20-year-old female asked:

Haven't taken birth control in a week cause i ran out and there are no signs of a period usually when i missed a pill i would be spotting

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Recommendation : Just wait what happens next. Schedule of period could be changed.
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