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period started 10/20 on ortho evra patch unprotected sex and no patch on 10/31 could i be pregnant? bleeding started 11/2 like a normal period. why?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Probably not: While a home pregnancy test is a reasonable precaution the bleeding on 10/20 is probably simply what we call breakthrough bleeding. You didn't say exactly when you took the patch off but doing that will trigger a period even if you have already had bleeding, so that is probably why you bled again 11/2.

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