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Missed 3 Biphasil ® birth control pills

By Anonymous May 31, 2018 - 6:31am
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I have been bleeding since after missing the 4th pill. The pack states that if you miss 3 or more, you should wait 4 more days and make it 1 week without tablets and then start a new pack on day 8.

For one, I'm not sure which one is day 8. I started missing my pills last Thursday and today is a Thursday. I would guess that the while pill is the 8th (day 8) since it is after the 7 red pills. And this one is for Saturday. Does this mean that I should start taking my pills again from tomorrow which will be day 8?

The confusion in me is triggered by the fact that my period is starting in 9 or 10 days from today and taking the white pill for day 8 in the pamphlet would mean 21 days before I get to the red pills (my period systematically starts on these red pills). Does this mean I won't have my period in 9 days if I take this white pill (that is right after the 7 red pills) and I will only have my period after the 21 days?

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Hi Anon and thanks for your question.

Birth control pills are up to 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, but only when the pills are used consistently and correctly every day. It sounds simple, but there are times when one or more pills will be missed for a number of reasons. When missing three days in a tow it's important to take an active pill as soon as you remember, and then continue taking pills daily.  You may want to use a condom for additional protection until you are back to your regular schedule or abstain from sex until you have taken seven active pills in a row. In terms of your period, your cycle may be disrupted or change temporarily due to the missed pills and/or the stress from missing pills, but that is hard to predict exactly. You may find the following EmpowHER article helpful. Take care, Pat




May 31, 2018 - 9:05am
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