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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have been taking the bcp hailey 24 fe since april 3rd. why are there only 4 placebo pills in my pack? if i dont bleed on the placebo pills, is that worrisome?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
There are only 4 placebo pills (not true placebo because it contains some iron) and make the total is 28 tablets. You will bleed 3-4 days after the last active pill. After you have taken the last iron pill in the pack, start a new pack the next day even if your period is continuing or if you do not have your period. If you do not get your period, consult your doctor.
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