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Missed birh control pills. Started heavy periods, cramps. Had i miscarriage? Can I continue to take it as normal?

I missed a couple of birh control pills 2 months ago and when I got what I thought was my period, it was very heavy and lasted 3 weeks. I had large clots. Last week (3 weeks after it started) I had intense cramping that came in waves for several hours only to have it calm down. I passed what felt like something large and since then I ve felt much better and my bleeding has almost stopped. I now think I had a miscarriage even though I didn t know I was even pregnant . My question is about birth control now. Can I continue to take it as normal? If I take it every day as I should (I still can t believe I forgot) then is it still as effective?
Asked On : Sat, 19 May 2012
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Hi your symptoms are actually suggestive of a miscarriage. However you can now start with your birth control pills as earlier and they will be just as effective if taken religiously. Pills are started the very next day of an abortion to be effective and continued everyday thereafter as prescribed. If you miss one pill take it as soon as you remember or take two the next day. If you miss two or more drop taking thepills and use another form of concontraception like condoms in that cycle. However expect an early or irregular cycle when you stop pills mid cycle, if delayed suggests a pregnancy.
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