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I forgot to take my birth control for 3 days, the third day,

Customer Question

Hi! I forgot to take my birth control for 3 days, the third day, which was yesterday, I got my period at night. Should I keep taking the pills or should I wait until my period is gone and start a new pack then?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: I have regular period cramps. My period is very regular. Always gets here on time every 28 days like it should, and lasts about 4 days
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

This really depends on who you ask. Many doctors do different things in this situation

I have had success with waiting until the period is over and starting a new pack.

That, in my opinion, is the best way

just use backup contraception if needed

let me know if you have other questions.

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