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I am on daily birth control pills. I am to start my next

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I am on daily birth control pills. I am to start my next cycle of pills tomorrow night on Monday, August 15th. I am leaving for vacation on Thursday morning the 18th and was wondering if there would be any adverse issues if instead of taking my first pill tomorrow night, could I take it a day early (tonight) so perhaps my period would be done a day sooner. Was just hoping that my heaviest period day might happen earlier and I would almost be done with my period while on vacation.
Thanks for your comments.
Pam Lydick
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 2 months ago.


Thanks for this question. Well while there wont be any adverse effects to taking the pill a day earlier that still wont completely guarantee that your period would be over a day sooner. Sometimes the period would start a day late inspite of your taking the pill earlier. However it wouldnt result in any adverse effects in your case.

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