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Hi, I have a question about birth control.

I was on birth control for about 2-3 years. I stopped taking it in September. I decided to start taking it again, because I am in a long term relationship. However, I'm on day 3 of the "reminder" pills, and still no period. With Yaz, there are only 4 reminder pills. So, my question(s):

- Am I not getting a period because my body is still readjusting to the pill, or... could I potentially be pregnant?

- If I don't get my period tomorrow, should I take a pregnancy test? Or do I take the last reminder pill, and start the next pack of pills the following day?

Thanks for the help.

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It's typical for it to take the body a few cycles to really get in the swing of things, and not getting a withdrawal bleed during the placebo week of a first pack is pretty common.

You'll move on to the next pack of pills as you would no matter what.

Per a pregnancy test, that's up to you. But unless you started the pill mid-cycle and didn't use a backup method for this pack, missed pills, or didn't use a backup for the first week of the pack if you started in the first week of your period, the risk of pregnancy would have been very low.

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If I do get my period tonight or tomorrow, should I take the last "reminder" pill, and start the new pack the next day? Or wait for my period to end? I've never taken a pill with only 4 "reminder" pills. Normally, there is a full week of "reminder" pills.
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You just want to stick with your schedule of the pills, with one each day without any lapses, just like with other brands of pills.

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Ok, Thanks!
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