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Doctor insights on: Missed A Bc Pill Two Weeks Ago And Im Still Bleeding

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Missed a bc pill by a few hours and started bleeding two days later. Stopped after a week and now bleeding heavy again a day later. Should I worry?

Missed a bc pill by a few hours and started bleeding two days later. Stopped after a week and now bleeding heavy again a day later. Should I worry?

NO-continue: You are having breakthrough bleeding: proceed to you next pack of pills and don't suddnly stop or skip pills- this will definitely cause bleeding. It may take 2-3 packs of pills to normalize your cycles. ...Read more

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I missed a bc pill in the second week had break through bleeding and missed a pill at the end of cycle again can I get preg?

I missed a bc pill in the second week had break through bleeding and missed a pill at the end of cycle again can I get preg?

Highly unlikely : Unusual to have a pill failure when one or two pills are missed. Most risky pills to miss are the day 1, 2, 3 pills form next pack - that would mean no pills for 8-10 days from the last pill - if on a 21 day on/7day off pill. Consider the extended pills ie 24 or 26 day packs if you tend to miss pills - esp. The first few in a new pack. Spotting is common with missed pills - pregnancy unlikely. ...Read more

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Take bc pill everyday. Never miss. On week three of pills now. Had three days of bleeding then stopped. Could I be pregnant? I know I've taken 1 a day

Take bc pill everyday. Never miss. On week three of pills now. Had three days of bleeding then stopped. Could I be pregnant? I know I've taken 1 a day

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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BC pill was making me nauseous so missed 4 days in first week of pills. Now got period or break thru bleeding heavy. Should I start a new pack?

Breakthrough: bleeding. Use another method of contraception until you see your period and talk to your doctor in the meantime to find out if the bcp right kind of contraception for you. ...Read more

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Is the bc pill still active if you miss two in the month?

Is the bc pill still active if you miss two in the month?

Probably not: Bcp are much lighter than in the past. It is possible to "catch up" by taking two pills a day for the two pills that were missed. However, the effectiveness may be reduced and a back up method of birth control should be used during this cycle. ...Read more

Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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