Should I take the 7 day placebo birth control pills if I have been bleeding for 3 weeks?

No. I would contact your doctor. You may need more estrogen to stabilize the bleeding. This can be done by taking your estrogen/progestin pill twice daily for 5 to 10 days or switching to a higher dose estrogen pill brand. Good luck.

Related Questions

Are you still protected from pregnancy even though you have breakthrough bleeding 4 days before placebo birth control pills?

Normally. This can happen for no particular reason and protection is unaffected. If however it occurred because you have been erratic about taking your pills or you have been on other medications, particularly antibiotics, then effectiveness may be reduced.

I missed two active birth control pills and now I am on the placebo pills. My breakthrough bleeding has not come on yet, am I at risk for pregnancy?

Unfortunately, yes. Even with perfect pill use there's still a tiny risk of pregnancy, but once you start missing them, the risk goes up. The "withdrawal bleeding" that you normally have during the placebo week would be a reassuring sign, but you could take a pregnancy test too. As long as it's been 14 days since your last intercourse, it should be accurate (first morning urine is best). Good luck!

Is withdrawal bleeding (not spotting, actual bleeding) during placebo week on combination birth control pills evidence you are not pregnant?

True. It sounds like you are saying that you are having a normal period during your 'period pills week.' if that's the case, you are most likely not pregnant. Do a pregnancy test if you need to for confirmation.

Can you have your period on active birth control pills and not bleed on the placebos? This happened to me this month been on bc for 5 months.

Breakthrough bleed. Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.