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It's been my third month using the pill. I accidentally took an extra pill because i thought i didn't take it yet. It happened to me twice in one pack of pills. I've read online that if you aciddentally take an extra pill you should skip the pill free days. I skipped the pill free days and decided to skip the next period i was supposed to have. Many women according to the internet do this type of thing when taking birth control which i think is called tricycling. From what i have read its taking three packs of birth control pills non stop and skipping the pill free days. Since i skipped the pill free days because of the extra pills i took i decided to skip the next one so that it would be a "tricycle". I've been experiencing brown spotting and it has lasted for more than a week now. I did't miss any pills but again i took extra. Could i be pregnant? And is this normal? I was confused that it might be implatation bleeding or breakthrough bleeding.


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replied June 12th, 2018
Birth Control Answer A63998
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
first of all,there is no need to skip those pill free days if you have taken one more pill accidentally.This is nothing serious and the recommendation is to continue the rest of the pack as before and avail the pill free period as usual.You are now having spotting as there is a continuous pill intake without any gap.There is no linkage with pregnancy.I suggest you to stop the pills now.have your cycle at it's end and start a new pack from the day one of the next cycle.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care


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