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A 26-year-old female asked:

On wk 3 of birth control pack. had my cycle 3 weeks ago 4at end of last pack. now seeing bleeding on week 3. if i never miss a pill could i be pregnan?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2015

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