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I've been trying to take my birth control pills on time, but sometimes I miss one and have to take 2 at once. Then, my period came on 5 days late. Do I start the new pack in 2 days or do I wait until my period is completely finished?

By Anonymous December 25, 2014 - 9:35am
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Hi Anon,

If you've been taking the missed pills on time (and it sounds like you have), you should be on schedule. Start the next pack in 2 days as usual. You should confirm with your doctor if possible.

Also know that women often have reduced or even no periods while on birth control. Hope this helps!


December 25, 2014 - 8:37pm
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Anonymous (reply to Rebecca Xu)

Okay. Thanks for your help! :-)

December 25, 2014 - 10:29pm
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