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Oak Ridge, TN
A 37-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old member:

Ive been spotting a little on my birth control of low dose. how can i reset my birth control? i read to stop for 5 days and then start new pack. will my period come if i do this? im just hoping to stop the spotting. thanks

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Your GYN: is best resource to help you do this. If you have extra pills from your present BC pack(s) a day or so of an EXTRA pill will probably stop your spotting...then continue to the end of the present cycle....you will have a period ....5 days restart with YOUR NEW Birth control pill (probably with a bit more ESTROGEN) Many GYN feel you should complete one cycle using additional method of contraceptio
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