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Question: Birth control pills
|crazyskendall - Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:04 pm||
umm I was wondering I accidently took 2 pills yesterday and missed one the day before and now I am experiencing bleeding. :roll: What should I do?
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:35 pm||
Missed contraceptive pills guidelines:
1. If less than 12 hours late taking the pill
take the pill as soon as you remember. Take the next pill at the usual time next day. Additional contraception is not required.
2. If more than 12 hours late taking the pill
if a patient is taking the combined oral contraceptive pill and is more than 12 or more hours late then the pill may not work. The patient should continue normal pill taking as soon as possible. Additional contraception (e.g. condom) will be needed for the next seven days. If less than 7 pills are left in the current packet (or if using everyday (ED) pills, less than 7 active pills) then start the next packet without a 7 day break (or if using ED pills, without taking the 7 inactive pills)
I think you should use additional contraception as well as continue your regular intake of pills if you are taking the combined form. If the bleeding continues you should consult your physician.
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