I have been off the combined pill for a few days now for the break and still haven’t had any bleeding, is this normal? And if it doesn’t come and the 7 days go by should I continue taking them or wait?


Hi @Maamie
It sounds like you may have started the pill recently - and yes it does take a while for the pattern to settle down. Some people don’t start bleeding until towards the end of their pill free week and some near the beginning.

You should wait the 7 days and re-start the pill as planned. If there has been any risk of pregnancy you should take a pregnancy test just in case.

If there has been no risk of pregnancy or the pregnancy test is negative then continue taking the pill; 21 days on, 7 days off. The pattern should sort itself out.

Many thanks



Yes I’ve just started it, thanks a lot Dr Paula :slight_smile:


No worries @Maamie, just let us know if you need any further advice.