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A 16-year-old female asked:

I missed taking my birth control pill 2 days now, i took one today at the regular time i always would. i noticed today that i'm bleeding what's wrong?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Missing 2 days: If you missed 2 days, you want to take 2 missed pills, in addition to today's pill, for a total of 3 pills. If you started bleeding after missing 2 pills, that's normal, it can happen. Most important is that you use a back up form of birth control until you get your period because you could have ovulated=get pregnant. After take 3 pills, bleeding may stop, but may not. Continue on to end.
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