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Late Period after Starting New Birth Control Pack early

Patient: I started a new pack of sprintec early after missing 3 pills in the 2nd or 3rd week, I don’t remember. But I started a new pack per the instructions. However now my period is late and I was wondering if that was a normal thing

 

 

Symptoms: Nausea

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.Generally on switching over to a new birth control or new pack, there can be a delay i n the cycles. You can prefer to wait for a week and then consult a gynecologist for a follow up on this and a pregnancy test if you are sexually active, to rule out pregnancy and consider withdrawal bleeding to resume the cycles if needed.Hope this helped.Regards

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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