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Veset when doubling packs

6 November, 2014


I'm on Tri–Sprintec birth control (varies estrogen levels each week). It seems that lately when I take my last pill on Sun, on Wed or Thurs my period would start.

This month I am going to attempt to skip the reminder pills and just start a new pack (attempt to skip a period). Do I need to do any bedikos the week I would've stopped the pills, as per mikvah calendar will tell me? If i spot and stop the pills then, would I do any bedikos after that, etc? Thank you.


Given that you have established that you do not bleed on active pills and only bleed days after withdrawal, you need not perform bedikot on the week in which you continue into the next pack of active pills.  You will next observe vesatot starting on the fourth day from when you stop taking pills (counting the last day of active pills as day one), regardless of how many active pills you actually take.

Please do note, however, that variable dose pills can lead to more spotting when doubling up packages.  We suggest consulting your physician before moving forward with this plan.

Please be in touch with any follow up questions.

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