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I discontinued my birth control for a month,and missed my period. I don't know when to start taking a new pack.

By Anonymous June 5, 2018 - 11:08pm
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Hi had to discontinue taking my birth control for a month. I have pcos,and i missed my period this month.(i didn't have any intercouse) I want to resume taking my birth control. When shall i start taking it again?

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Hi Anon, and thanks for your question. Since you missed your period,  and likely have irregular cycles, you will need to pick a new start date that is close to being the Sunday after you would have started your period on a regular cycle.In your case it sounds like it could be several Sundays, which is okay, just pick a date and then be sure you use a backup birth control method such as condoms with spermicide  during the first seven days of being back on the pill. Best, Pat

June 6, 2018 - 8:53am
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