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Skipping sugar pills in birth control. can that lead to any problems?

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
No: skipping the inactive birth control pills will not cause any problems.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can skipping the last 3 pills of your birth control before the sugar pills make your period lighter?

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Dr. R. Jan Gurley
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Get a test: It can make your period lighter but if you're sexually active it can also mean you might be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test and check it out to be sure, since knowing early is important.

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