ask: What happens if you take 3 of your birth control pills at once?

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I was wondering what happens if you forgot to take 2 of your birth control pills and you decide to take three of them in one dose without calling your doctor first? The birth control pill that I am currently taking is Yasmin.

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I am 6 weeks pregnant now and i am taking 3 yasmin pills a day from yesterday. will it cause miscarriage. How many should i take to get miscarried. In this part of the world, birth control pills are not available.

May 24, 2015 - 5:12am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Birth control pills will not cause a miscarriage. If you have taken them, then they must be available in your country. 

You have to talk to a medical professional about your options and the sooner the better. The man who got your pregnant also needs to show his responsibility here and help you.



May 25, 2015 - 9:32am
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hello. My friend took all her 29 tablet of pills after fighting with her bf last may 15. What will happen then? And now she is bleeding like having a menstration. But she had her mens last may 8. Is that bad?

May 21, 2015 - 5:05pm
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I want to know how long bleeding will last after missing 3 birth control pills

May 13, 2015 - 9:44pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

What if i take two times pills in a day?

May 15, 2015 - 11:37pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Every woman is different, Anon - it could be a 3-7 days. 


May 14, 2015 - 4:42am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Is there any way to stop the bleeding

May 14, 2015 - 7:27am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Not really no. It will end in a matter of days on it's own. 

Not missing pills this way can ensure it won't happen again.


May 14, 2015 - 3:11pm
EmpowHER Guest

I've been bleeding heavily after starting birth control... My Dr wants me to take three pills today then 2 a day for 5 days then throw out pack and start new after day 5 of bleeding.... Is this safe?

May 12, 2015 - 12:58pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

We have no idea, to be honest, we don't know why you are bleeding so badly, what birth control you are on or why your doctor is giving you these instructions. 

Check with him and ask why you need to do this. It's not unsafe, per se, he must have his reasons. Ask him what they are.

Good luck and let us know what he says, I'd be interested to hear! 


May 12, 2015 - 5:52pm
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