Posted by: Casey | 2009/02/09

How to skip a period while on the pill

Hi there

Is it true that if you continue with your pill (skipping the red ones being the blank pills) you can prolong your period to a week later. So if my period starts next week and i carry on taking my yellow tablets and not my red ones(blank pills) my period will not come? and it will only come the week after when i start my red blank pills?

Thanks for your help

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You skip the red pills and carry on with the active pills in the next pack. Your period will come 3 weeks later when you get to the next set of red pills.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Anne | 2009/02/09

Some women never take the placebo/blank pills and thus never have a period. They just contine with the hormone pills. So yes it can be done.

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