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Does getting withdrawal bleeding during placebo week on birth control mean not pregnant

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
14 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
In short, yes: Any bleeding, in the appropriate time course and amount should be considered physiologically within normal limits. Any heavy bleeding that is at an un ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
17 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No difference: Birth control pills, when taken each day at about the same time, are still working to prevent pregnancy, regardless of whether the withdrawal bleeding ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Generally a birth control pack contains 21 days of hormones and 7 days of non-hormone pills. The 7 non-hormone pills are just there to keep you in the ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Nothing is ever guaranteed but this comes close. There is no reason to think you might be pregnant based on the information provided.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Birth control pills, when taken each day at about the same time, are still working to prevent pregnancy, regardless of whether the withdrawal bleeding ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: It would be prudent to repeat the test in 4-5 days to make sure. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully.

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