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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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I'm taking lo ovral pill. I skipped 2 pills 2 days apart. I

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I'm taking lo ovral pill. I skipped 2 pills 2 days apart. I got my period 4 days early. Is it because of forgetting 2 pills?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Yes. Skipping pills will often cause a period to come early.

If you continue taking the pills, the bleeding will probably stop.

You'll be protected once you're back on the pills for 7 days.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ty.also should I double up for the 2 pills I missed our on!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I double up on the 2 pills I skipped?
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I would double up on the pills. Take the ones you missed, plus keep on your regular schedule.

By doubling up, the bleeding will stop sooner.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Also I'm concerned if this will mess up my next month's cycle?I have a vacation trip planned for first week in January and would hope to not have my period then
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Once you get your next period, you should be back to normal as far as the pill and bleeding.

As long as you don't miss any more pills, I don't think you'll have any further problem.