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If you have skipped periods by starting a new pack of birth control every month and now you have been spotting for over a week is this normal?

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11/22/2012

There is no danger in skipping periods by skipping the placebo pills in your birth control pack, but this may result in bleeding between periods. When you get to the end of this pack, think about taking a break by taking your placebo pills - but don't take a break for longer than seven days. Then start the new pack. Some women note that if they take a short break of 4-5 days when spotting starts, then restart the pill, the spotting is more controllable.