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A 22-year-old member asked:

Missed 2 bc pills, took them, been bleeding for 7 days and coming up on the wk that i should have my period. is it dangerous to have period for 2 week?

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes and No: You are having withdrawal bleeding because of your missed pills. Most likely spotting and not heavy. This is not a real period. However, prolonged menstrual bleeding can cause of number of problems. If you are bleeding more than 8 days (heavy) and/or are 8 pads are tampons a day you should consult your doctor.
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