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I'm due to start a new pack of the combined pill tomorrow, i'm on the 7 day break at the moment. I've come home from uni and left my pills at home, the doctors surgery is only open tomorrow for emergency and not for very long any way.
How will it affect me if I have to start my new pack 2 days late?
Tomorrow is the day so I kinda need to know, I searched everywhere for info.

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Ultimately, nothing terribly bad is going to happen if you start two days late. Soemtimes, this stuff just happens.

You may see some spotting during your next cycle, your withdrawal bleed may be later or earlier than usual. And in terms of birth control, if you don't already and are sexually active, you should use a backup method through that next cycle, as missing pills for two days off schedule can make the pill less effective.

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