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Does bleeding during placebo week mean not pregnant

A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pregnancy test: If the last time you had sex was a month ago, you should do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
True: It sounds like you are saying that you are having a normal period during your 'period pills week.' if that's the case, you are most likely not pregnan ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Skipped pills are a warning that you may not be adequately covered. You should do a pregnancy test.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine preg ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Dr. Kim Kuhar answered
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: It is possible to still get spotting.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
13 years experience Gynecology
Birth control pills: If you were pregnant, usually you would not have bleeding during the pacebo week. However, it is very common to have light bleeding in early pregnancy ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not Prego: Hi, Thank you for your question. if you are having bleeding ON a birth control pill DURING your placebo week then you are most likely not pregnant. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If worried, do test: Pregnancy unlikely. Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Correct: If you were pregnant then you would not have a period.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: but the story is unlikely...if you took the pill despite a pregnancy during the month BEFORE you took the pills the pregnancy would "prevent" a bleed. ... Read More

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