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lyss93
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Im on birthcontrol, nad my boyfriend was here from out of town and I was supposed to get my period but I thought I would skip it this month by just keep taking the birthcontrol. Well I got it anyways, and btw I have never done that before. Now its been a couple days over a week since Ive got it and its still there, have I completely ****ed everything up?
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Whether you an use your birth control to skip or postpone a period depends on what type of birth control you are using, and also on whether that's a good idea for you personally. This is why we always recommend double-checking with the doctor who prescribed the bc to you before using it in that way. Have you talked to your gyn? If not, maybe you'll want to do that now.

That said, even when it's okay to use bc to skip a period, it doesn't always work the way we want it to. Having spotting instead is a pretty common side-effect. However, if you've been having a full-on period for over a week now, you may want to call your gyn anyway to talk about that.

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lyss93
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Its not heavy, I dunno Im just worried about it.
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Blue Koi
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Even if it isn't heavy, this sounds pretty persistent and more than just spotting, so it's best to schedule an appointment with your gyn. Also, I know for places like Kaiser Permanente, sometimes just talking to a triage nurse over the phone might answer your questions.

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