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I ran out of birth control pills for a week and a half, and picked up where I left of. I did not have sex on any of the days I was out of them but my period is usually right on time and I'm getting worried. Is this normal?

By Anonymous August 25, 2017 - 10:20am
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

You don't pick up where you left off when you miss pills like this. You start a new pack and use condoms for 7-10 days as a backup. It's doubtful you could be pregnant since you didn't have sex. Your cycle is off due to missing pills. If you still have concerns, you can take a test 14-21 days after having sex.

August 25, 2017 - 6:34pm
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