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I missed two birth control pills and now I'm bleeding

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Hi, I missed two birth control pills and now I'm bleeding (period). My last cycle was 10 days ago. Should I just consider this bleeding placebo days, let this "mini period" take its course and restart a new package once the week is done or take a new package right away even I feel I'm bleeding?Thank you
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr David replied 1 month ago.

yes, you can do that and restart a new pack of birth control pills once your bleeding stops.

if the bleeding stops in 1-2 days, I would continue with your current birth control pills.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
basically now my body is "thinking" that it's period time right?
Because I forgot to take my bc pill for more than 48 hrs
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 month ago.

by missing your pills, your hormones could be irregular and you could have an irregular period now 10 days after your last period

let your period finish up and then start back up your birth control pills and keep taking them

I bet your periods will be more regular if you don't miss your pills

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The thing is, as on my Bc box, was written that in case of missing pill I should have double up, so this morning I took two but still my period came. So what should I do?
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 month ago.

I would wait until your period is over and start a new packet of birth control pills.

Expert:  Dr David replied 1 month ago.

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