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Breakthrough Bleeding On The Pill Am I Pregnant
Spotting started yesterday, 4 th week on micronor, (norethindrone) is this my period or breakthrough bleeding? Should I stop taking the pill so I can get my period?
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Can you conceive & get pregnant while having breakthrough bleeding from progesterone pills? I take the pill day of ovulation&10 days after. Not on bc.
Was on nexplanon and swithed to gildess fe because of breakthrough bleeding now having breakthrough bleeding on gildess fe, is this normal?
Irregular bleeding: breakthrough bleeding can happen with both Nexplanon and low dose birth control pills. An ultrasound would be useful to rule out polyps or other causes of bleeding. A higher dose pill like 30 mcg might have less breakthrough bleeding, but it could have more side effects like nausea or headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very light brown and red period this month while on birth control. I took it correctly. Am I pregnant? Whats implantation bleeding?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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. ...Read more
Take birth control, having brown breakthrough bleeding and negative pregnancy tests. Why am I bleeding? On plecebos week now also.
I missed two active birth control pills and now I am on the placebo pills. My breakthrough bleeding has not come on yet, am i at risk for pregnancy?
Unfortunately, yes: Even with perfect pill use there's still a tiny risk of pregnancy, but once you start missing them, the risk goes up. The "withdrawal bleeding" that you normally have during the placebo week would be a reassuring sign, but you could take a pregnancy test too. As long as it's been 14 days since your last intercourse, it should be accurate (first morning urine is best). Good luck! ...Read more
I started taking generess fe birth contrl in jan. I've missed my last 3 periods. I take the pill regularly & am not pregnant. Is this ok on this pill?
I am on birth control pill. I had breakthrough bleeding midway through the month (fairly heavy, lasted 2 days) and now no period. I am sexually active, but we use condoms along with the pills. Is this normal to miss a period after breakthrough bleeding?
Hormone dependent: Depending on where you are hormonally a period can be missed. To be sure you are not pregnant, get an over the counter early pick up testing kit. Be sure you always take your birth control pill daily and on time. You are being responsible about protected sex. Good job! ...Read more
Why am I having breakthrough bleeding and stomach pain while I'm taking birth control pills. The breakthrough bleeding lasted about 4 days and stopped. I k ow I took a pill a day. Could it be pregnanc?
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. Take a test if concerned ...Read more
Take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
If I started taking my Zelleta progesterone only contraceptive pill on Tueday(first day of period) will I be protected tonight?
Yes : If you started the first day of your period and your period is typically regar and predictable then you are protected ...Read more
Pill & implant?: Wait, you have birth control implant in place AND were taking birth control pill, too, for a while? Why? So if you stopped taking birth control pill, you still have your birth control implant in place, right? Which should still be protecting you & preventing pregnancy. Irregular menses are expected upon stopping any hormone birth control as body adjusts. But to be sure, take home pregnancy test. ...Read more
First cycle on birth control pill; having breakthrough bleeding that's lasted a week. Is something wrong? Should I switch pills?
Patience: It is best to wait for a few months. Very common to have break through bleeding the first few months on the pill. Make sure you started the pill on the appropriate day of the cycle. ...Read more
Didn't miss a birth control pill but breakthrough bleeding 1.5 weeks before my period was supposed to come, and no bleeding on my period week. Normal?
OK: Can happen, monitor your cycles, avoid missing any pills. If a persistent problem, contact your prescriber. ...Read more
On birth control pill yasmin started having clear stringy discharge third day of placebo pill week. Am I ovulating? Waiting for my period to come...
I missed 3 pills, started bleeding later that week which i believe was break through bleeding from missing pills, now I am spotting am i pregnant?
Check preg test: Missing birth control pills will lead to unscheduled bleeding problems and make the pills less effective in preventing pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test. Then see your doctor to discuss other birth control methods like Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and nexplanon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have PCOS, Dr started me on birth con I started bleeding while on active pills and am still bleeding on inactive pills?
Side effect: Sometimes bcp's can cause irregular bleeding in some women. Different types have different effects, depending on the individual as well as the type. Call your doc for now and see if it's better to wait and see if it improves or if another bcp is a better idea for you. Hope it's easy to fix for you! ...Read more
I started microgestine fe 1/20 pills. This is just my 1st month (3rd week) of pills & I am experiencing breakthrough bleeding, like 3rd-4th of menses?
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