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I am currently 1 week into my Min Ovral prescription. I have

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Hi there,I am currently 1 week into my Min Ovral prescription. I have taken before. But just restarted.Last period start was 14 of May.
Started birth control 1 week ago (about 2 weeks into my cycle).I am going on my honeymoon in the Dominican Republic on the 13th of June (8 days away). However, I am getting some cramping on and off that feels like period cramps, my cervix is low and open, and when I swab around my cervix there is some old, some new blood. I (obviously) do not want to be bleeding at all over my honeymoon. We would be happy to use condoms. The only reason I started the pill was to ensure I wouldn't have my period. However, I am now getting concerned. If I were to stop taking the pill tomorrow, would I get my period within a few days? And is this my best option to ensure no bleeding? Your help would be appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You should continue with your pills.

Skip the sugar pills.

And start the new pack immediately.

Continue pills as long as you want to postpone you period.

You should be fine.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dr. Basu,I should do this even though I seem to be getting cramping and some spotting already only one week in? I don't want to bleed on my honeymoon.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think you may have misread or read my question too quickly.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm wondering whether I should stop the pills now given my symptoms and hope bleeding stops by 8 days from now? Or whether to continue taking them?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

If you stop your pills now, you may not get the bleeding right away.

And bleeding may go on for several days when it starts.

So both are unpredictable.

To prevent such stress, we suggest you continue with your pills without stopping them.

This is a common practice to prevent periods for months.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I take 2 pills per day? Or just continue as I have been taking them?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Continue as it is.

Skip the sugar pills.

Start new pack right away.

Best wishes