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xoxHayleyBabeyxox
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I'm on the pill and I was wondering if it's bad to be skipping the week break and going straight on to the next pack?
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Claire P.
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Hi HaleyBabey,
May I ask why you are considering this? It's not *dangerous* per se, but if you are doing it in an attempt to skip a period, you should know that it doesn't work like that for many women, and you could potentially experience anything from spotting or more intense breakthrough bleeding-- or even (though this is more rare, but still) bleed more heavily/intensely/for at LEAST the same duration as your regular withdrawal bleed lasts. Of course, it is as I said different for all women, so you could be fine- just good to keep all the possibilities in mind. Have you talked to your doctor about your plans to do this?

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xoxHayleyBabeyxox
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Was having really bad breakthrough bleeding, spotting etc. Periods were really irregular. I started taking the packets back to back a couple of months ago and it's sorted out the problem just wondering if it's bad to be doing this?
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Robin Lee
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HI There,

There have been no studies on this for people younger than 18. The studies of people over 18 show that people who do this, having at least four periods per year, over a 3 year period did not yet have any negative health effects.

So, there is no scientific data showing whether or not this is dangerous for people under 18, or whether it's safe or dangerous for people over 18 to skip their placebo weeks/withdrawal bleeds for more than a study of three years.

I would suggest that you talk with your doctor about ways you can manage your menstrual difficulties.

How does that sound?

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