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second month og generess fe. didn't receive my period

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Hello. i am on my second month og generess fe. last month i had a normal scheduled period while taking them. this month however, i didn't receive my period today. i was supposed to start today. i began taking my second package of pills today anyway, inspite of not having a period. Also, i didnt take my brown 9reminder) pills. Those are just reminder/sugar pills that are hormone free, so i figured why bother because i knew i would remember to start my new pack on time. I have taken all the other pills daily at same time of day. Why hasn't my period come? Is this be normal

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replied April 30th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A34477
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Most of the time the placebo pills are supplemented with iron to prevent anemia that could result due to bleeding. Avoid skipping the pills. Sometimes you can have 1-2 missed periods while being on hormonal birth control pills. If you had been sexually active without additional protection during first 2-3 weeks of getting started on the pills, chances of pregnancy are possible (the effective protection from the birth control pill use starts after 2-3 weeks of regular use). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for your absent period. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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