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Missed last 3 pills of birth control in week 3

By Anonymous April 13, 2015 - 6:01am
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I missed the last 3 pills... (Thurs, Fri, Sat) of week 3 in my pack. I usually start my periods on Tuesday morning, but I started today (Monday). I'm not having sex, so I'm not worried about getting pregnant, but I'm wondering what to do. I read you are supposed to start a new pack, but I would be starting my period tomorrow anyway, should I just let it run its course? Or will I bleed for weeks? Should I just start the new pack? Help!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us for advice. Please confirm what I suggest with your gynecologist.

Since you missed three consecutive doses of the active birth control pills, either take the reminder pills or skip them. You should start bleeding. I do not think you will bleed longer than usual.

Start a new pack as you normally do once the vaginal bleeding has stopped.


April 13, 2015 - 8:25am
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