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Does breakthrough bleeding mean I am pregnant?

Does breakthrough bleeding mean I am pregnant?

No it doesn't: Mean that you are pregnant. When in doubt you can take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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What is breakthrough bleeding? Does it mean I'm pregnant? How long can I expect it to last? 8days after my normal cycle and bleeding for the 2nd time!

What is breakthrough bleeding? Does it mean I'm pregnant? How long can I expect it to last? 8days after my normal cycle and bleeding for the 2nd time!

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding which is when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on birth control. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. Pregnancy tests would work just fine and you can take one if concerned. ...Read more

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Help can breakthrough bleeding mean you're not pregnant?

Help can breakthrough bleeding mean you're not pregnant?

Pregnancy test: Breakthrough bleeding does not mean a woman is not pregnant.
The only reliable indication for the absence of a pregnancy is a negative urine home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Missed 3 lo loesterin fe pills, now I have breakthrough bleeding, does this mean I can rule out pregnancy?

Missed 3 lo loesterin fe pills, now I have breakthrough bleeding, does this mean I can rule out pregnancy?

No you can not: If you missed three pills and you were sexually active then you can NOT rely on the pill this month to prevent pregnancy. Withdrawal bleeding occurs from you not taking the pills daily. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after intercourse. Consider switching to an IUD to avoid these scares. ...Read more

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Can breakthrough bleeding mean im pregnant even if I got my period?

Can breakthrough bleeding mean im pregnant even if I got my period?

Pregnancy test: Why not just take a home pregnancy test and find out? Usually we suspect pregnancy when you miss your period not have them more. ...Read more

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My LMP was 5/16. I missed my bc pills on 5/28, 5/29, and 5/30. Two days ago breakthrough bleeding began. Does this mean I can't be/am not pregnant?

My LMP was 5/16. I missed my bc pills on 5/28, 5/29, and 5/30. Two days ago breakthrough bleeding began. Does this mean I can't be/am not pregnant?

No: It doesn't mean that. If you have a full period that would mean that you aren't pregnant. If you don't have your period on time- it means you should take a pregnancy test if you have been sexually active. ...Read more

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Does breakthrough bleeding mean you're not pregnant and periods coming spotting started day afte unprotected sex and was 12 days after starting pill.

Does breakthrough bleeding mean you're not pregnant and periods coming spotting started day afte unprotected sex and was 12 days after starting pill.

Breakthrough bleedin: If you missed one or two pills you are going to have breakthrough bleeding. If you missed a pill or two you might get pregnant and see at the same time btb. If concerned do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while breakthrough bleeding?

Can I get pregnant while breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: There is no time during a woman's cycle during which it is guaranteed that you cannot become pregnant. In other words, an ovulating woman can become pregnant anytime despite bleeding, timing, etc... ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant during a breakthrough bleeding?

Can I get pregnant during a breakthrough bleeding?

You could: Become pregnant if you have sex near time of ovulation. Sometimes there could be a little bleeding with ovulation. ...Read more

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Might you get pregnant while missing pills and breakthrough bleeding?

Might you get pregnant while missing pills and breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: If birth control pills are missed, pregnancy protection is not available. Break through bleeding is usually from the drop in hormones when birth control pills are missed. ...Read more

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Can breakthrough bleeding happen if your pregnant? If yes, how common is it?

Can breakthrough bleeding happen if your pregnant? If yes, how common is it?

Vaginal bleeding: Bleeding in pregnancy is different than breakthrough bleeding as it has different causes. Spotting after sex, office exam and transvaginal ultrasound is common and come from the cervix usually, which bleeds easily in pregnancy. Bleeding more like a period can be from placenta previa, preterm labor, threatened or missed miscarriage (subchorionic bleeds). Only way to know for sure is call your OB ...Read more

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What is "breakthrough" bleeding in a pregnancy?

What is "breakthrough" bleeding in a pregnancy?

That is a term: For when u are not preg, u can have bleeding in pregnancy from a variety of reasons that your OB should evaluate, some go away and do not cause problems some are more serious depending on what is the cause and how far along u are. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy during breakthrough bleeding?

Can you get a positive pregnancy during breakthrough bleeding?

If you have bleeding: ; are actually pregnant then yes, a pregnancy test can show + if the HCG level is high enough. But if you experience bleeding and you are not pregnant- the pregnancy test will be negative. The test measures for HCG - not for bleeding. ...Read more

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Could you be pregnant and still have breakthrough bleeding if you missed pills?

Could you be pregnant and still have breakthrough bleeding if you missed pills?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last. When you skip pills you trigger bleeding. The birth control pills will regulate eventually. Consider another birth control method if remembering to take your pill is hard. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while taking the combined pill if breakthrough bleeding is occuring?

Can I get pregnant while taking the combined pill if breakthrough bleeding is occuring?

Still works: Breakthrough bleeding occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill.. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. The pill is still effective. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant during breakthrough bleeding? Are you fertile when you're breakthrough bleeding?

Can you get pregnant during breakthrough bleeding? Are you fertile when you're breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: Many women will have spotting (ie. Breakthrough bleeding) at the time of ovulation, which is the most fertile time of the cycle.

Some women have anovulatory bleeding - of course they are not likely to conceive, as they are not ovulating. ...Read more

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I am having breakthrough bleeding after 5 days of taking plan b...Does it indicate that I am pregnant?

I am having breakthrough bleeding after 5 days of taking plan b...Does it indicate that I am pregnant?

Irregular menses: Irregular menses/heavy bleeding/delayed menses (>7days)/lower abdominal pain are common side effects of plan b.If you took the Plan B within 72 hours of unprotected sex then the possibility of pregnancy is low. Do a pregnancy test if worried. See your doctor to discuss which birth control is right for you (plan b should not be used as routine contraceptive) practice safe sex (use condoms).Take care. ...Read more

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I'm off the nuvaring. Its been about almost 2wks now. It seems that I'm having breakthrough bleeding. How soon can I get pregnant? How long it last?

I'm off the nuvaring. Its been about almost 2wks now. It seems that I'm having breakthrough bleeding. How soon can I get pregnant? How long it last?

Breakthru bleeding: By definition, breakthrough bleeding occurs while taking some form of hormonal birth control, not after stopping said contraception. So the fact that you're bleeding 2wks after removing your Nuvaring means that your body is attempting to return to its monthly hormonal cycle. So you can start trying to get pregnant. Of course, if you don't want to get pregnant, then use some (other) form of birth c ...Read more

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Stopped pill, breakthrough bleeding. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

It is possible: But it is more likely a sign of hormones not yet cycling normally. It can take several months after stopping the pill for the periods to get back to whatever is normal for you. However check a pregnancy test if you have been having unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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I missed 3 pills in the 1st week of my bc pack 2 consecutive took 1 missed 1 I'm not having any breakthrough bleeding could I be pregnant?

I missed 3 pills in the 1st week of my bc pack 2 consecutive took 1 missed 1 I'm not having any breakthrough bleeding could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy possible: You need to use a backup form of contraceptive protection when you miss more than 2 pills in a cycle. Pregnancy is possible if you had sex during this pill cycle. Do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after last sex in this cycle. ...Read more

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Period last dec. 14-17. Had breakthrough bleeding dec. 25-31 then stopped pills. Around when should my next period be? When to test if pregnant?

Period last dec. 14-17. Had breakthrough bleeding dec. 25-31 then stopped pills. Around when should my next period be? When to test if pregnant?

Hard to guess: After stopping pills in the middle of a birth control pill pack, there may be some withdrawal bleeding. It is hard to guess when the next normal period will be, as that might depend on a woman ovulating within 2-3 weeks (but not every woman ovulates within 2-3 weeks after stopping the pills). So, if no real menstrual period occurs about 5 weeks after this withdrawal bleeding, can do a preg. Test. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a period and breakthrough bleeding in pregnancy?

What is the difference between a period and breakthrough bleeding in pregnancy?

Bleeding: When you menstruate the flow is from your lining of your uterus or endometrium. When you are pregnant, the most common area to bleed from is your cervix. It has to do with enlarging cervical veins. ...Read more

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If you find out your pregnant while on the pill. Will you still experience breakthrough bleeding from stopping the pill?

If you find out your pregnant while on the pill. Will you still experience breakthrough bleeding from stopping the pill?

Withdrawal bleeding: Not as much since your pregnancy is now providing hormonal support to the lining of the uterus. You may have some spotting from the slight drop in estrogen & Progesterone but not enough to disrupt a normally implanted pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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My cycle was 3 dys late but I was spotting two days prior to my start date and today I am having breakthrough bleeding. Could I be pregnant?

My cycle was 3 dys late but I was spotting two days prior to my start date and today I am having breakthrough bleeding. Could I be pregnant?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. 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

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