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Withdrawal bleeding on birth control pregancy

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Dr. Carey Check
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Start a new pack: If you are taking oral contraceptive pills continuously and then take inactive pills, you are correct, you will get withdrawal bleeding. You did not ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 weeks: When stopping birth control pills with the last pill in the package, not anytime before, ovulation can be anticipated 2 weeks from stopping the pill. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
What are goals?: You may find your period is less controlled and heavier now that you are not on birth control. If you are not planning to get pregnant at this time yo... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
About 3 days: withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your bir... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, your cycle may start a day earlier.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Hard to predict: A lot of things go in to your body determining when things happen. When you stop treatment, when things go "back to normal" varies depending on things... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Not likely: I would never tell anyone that pregnancy is impossible, unless they're completely abstinent. Nevertheless, a withdrawl bleed should not occur if ther... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Bleeding = Not Preg: Whenever you have withdrawal bleeding (the equivalent to a period when using birth control), you're shedding your uterine lining which means there's n... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Plan B: The morning after pill may cause irregular spotting and bleeding but it may also have an impact on your next period. Although most women still have th... Read More

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