Randallstown, MD
A 21-year-old female asked:

Finished my last pack of birth control pills had my withdrawal bleed then my normal period came december 9th now i completely missed a period normal?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Period ??'s: If you stopped the oral bcp and had a "withdrawal bleeding period", and later ( how much "later" is not clear in your message) had a "normal period", (assuming you did not re-start the oral bcp), then "missed a period", if your "missed period" does not start in a week or so, get a serum HCG test to make sure you are not pregnant.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Ive been on birth control for about 4+ years now and just for the last two months after rough sex Ive been experiencing breakthrough bleeding That will not stop until my period is done and over with and I start my new pack of pills what do?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Have PCOS.Not sexually active, on birth control for years(now on isibloom). My period always comes even if I mess up my pills. Missed a few pills last (nov)month, took one or two late this month(dec). Period never came?Start new pack 2day?
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
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A 26-year-old female asked:
On wk 3 of birth control pack. Had my cycle 3 weeks ago 4at end of last pack. Now seeing bleeding on week 3. If I never miss a pill could I be pregnan?
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
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