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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I have a question about my birth control pill, Marvelon 21.
I have not been taking the pill for a month now and decided to restart taking it. My period is not due for another day or two but I have already taken my first pill today. I realise this is not ideal - should I wait for my period to come (will it still come?) to continue taking the rest of my cycle of pills or should I continue to take the pills as normal (and if so, do I have to use additional contraception and for how long?)
Many thanks for your advice!
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   I have taken a break from taking Marvelon and have decided to restart taking it today. My period is not due for another day or two. I realise this is not ideal - should I wait for my period to start (will it still come?) and continue taking the pills as normal or should I continue taking the pills as normal (and if so, do I need to use additional metehods of contraception and for how long?) Many thanks for your advice!
User :   Oh sorry! I hadn't realised it has been sent.
Doctor :   you can continue to take them as you have already started taking them
User :   Do I need to use additional contraception?
Doctor :   no, you need not use another one, just be regular on thisone
User :   Ok, thank you very much!
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