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Bleeding on Birth Control; Skipping brown pills.

I am on loestrin 24 Fe. I am going on vacation so I want to skip the brown pills. I ended the white pills yesterday and plan to start a new pack today.
Problem: I am already bleeding ( started 2 days ago).
I havent missed a pill and im always on time. I really dont want to bleed while being on vacation! whats wrong with me???
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replied August 8th, 2010
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FH089, Your body is not a machine and it will sometimes do whatever it wants. If you are a fairly new pill user, you can have breakthrough bleeding. Just start the next pack as you planned. It might very well stop.

You can always try disposable menstrual cups. These can be kept in for up to 12 hours at a time without any negative side effects and you can pretty much do whatever you want while you have it in. It will pretty much not interfere with some activities like tampons or pads does, And it will keep you dry and clean. The most common brand is Instead SoftCups but there might be others available where you are.

Take care and have fun! Remember to stay safe.
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