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A 20-year-old female asked:

Miss 3 bc pills had breakthrough bleeding had period for maybe 1-2 days is this a sign of pregnancy?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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 pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred).
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See answer: it could, more likely if you missed pills. If not it can be breakthrough bleeding, common on low dose pills. Need to see the prescribing doctor
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Last updated Feb 23, 2016

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