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Question: taking microlite back to back
|aqqa81 - Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:45 pm||
I've been taking microlite for around 2 years. Over the past 9 months I have taken it without the reccommended 7 day break (i.e. taking packs back to back) so I haven't had a bleed in 9 months. I realise that I shouldn't be taking it this way so I took the 7 day break this month but didn't have a bleed. I am now taking it again as reccommended. Do you think my protection from conception could be compromised?
Thanks for any advice.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:57 pm||
It is perfectly fine to take this contraceptive as you have. You do not need to bleed to be healthy. Some women want it to verify they are not pregnant but there is no physical, health reason you must have periods. There are some pills designed expressly to eliminate monthly bleeding but they are basically the same thing as what you are doing on your own. Don't neglect your annual pap smear and exam. Otherwise, no worries on this one.
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