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forgot pills, early period, when do i start again?

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hi there,

just adding onto my post that i posted a moment ago:

I have been on the pill for about 4 years or so, and i have forgotton to take the "yellow ones" for about 3 days? and yesterday i noticed brown discharge, not alot, but today i got my period, same aches and everything the only problem is i shouldnt be getting them untill 3 weeks time...
and should i also start taking my yellow tablets whilst having this period and take the white ones as per usual? or just wait till my periods over and then start taking the yellow ones and skip the white ones till the next strip? (next month) ?? i am very confused and worried on what i should do... please help!!!

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replied October 18th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A27818
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If you miss taking 2 or more than 2 active birth control pills, you can experience withdrawal bleeding and you no longer remain protected. Any unprotected intercourse after missing your birth control pills can put you at risk for pregnancy. Discard the current birth control pill pack. Observe your current bleeding/periods. Start with a new birth control pill pack. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Be regular with taking your birth control pills at scheduled time daily. Use additional protection if having intercourse while being on the new pill pack.
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