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My doctor gave me Ortho Tri cyclen lo birth control pills today and said that I could start them now rather than wait until the first day of my period, but my period isn't due for a week and a half. I was taking the same pill about 4 months ago then stopped and now will be getting back on them. Will starting the white pills affect my next period that is due to start in a week and a half? Will I still get my period even though I am taking the pills?
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replied August 30th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its not going to affect your periods rather regularize it.You will have periods one week after placebo pills.
You will not have any period while you are on active pills.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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