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instructions said to throw away and start a new pack?

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On the 2nd weekend of August I missed 2 pink pills in my birth control pack and since it was the 3rd week on my pack the instructions said to throw away and start a new pack because I was a Sunday starter. The instructions said that I might miss my period for that month, however a couple of days later I started I guess what you could call spotting and progressed to a light menstrual bleeding and it has been going on now for two weeks and three days. I didn't really think to call my doctor because I just thought that's what happens if you miss your pills, but I've never really "bled" for this long before. Is this normal?


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replied September 3rd, 2011
Birth Control Answer A26506
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The prolonged bleeding could be due to hormonal derangement caused by starting of the new pack before scheduled time. Do not ignore your symptoms. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician at the earliest for examination and further evaluation (investigations including hormonal and blood work-up, ultrasound scan etc) to look for the underlying cause. Get started on treatment as indicated by examination and investigation results to help you regulate your period. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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