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Does missing a period while on the pill mean I am pregnant?

Does missing a period while on the pill mean I am pregnant?

Not necessarily: One of the benefits of the pill is that it causes the uterine lining to thin, leading to lighter periods. Some women may stop having periods on the pill (although this is rare). If someone on the pill misses a period, she should have a pregnancy test done to be sure. ...Read more

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Hi my question is it possible to be pregrant and get my period its been 2 months in a roll my period has been very light I'm not on the pill he wear?

Hi my question is it possible to be pregrant and get my period  its been 2 months in  a roll my period has been very light I'm not on the pill he wear?

Yes: People can be pregnant and have bleeding. Its called threatened miscarriage. A lot of women swear that they have their periods and turn out to be pregnant in to their 2nd trimester You can do a home pregnancy test for reassurance. Also, you may want to review your birthcontrol options to make sure you're adequately protected REgards Dr M ...Read more

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My girlfriend in on the pill, and we use secondary contraception (Plan B pill), too. She had a lightbrown period-last for 5 day. Could she be pregnan?

My girlfriend in on the pill, and we use secondary contraception (Plan B pill), too. She had a lightbrown period-last for 5 day. Could she be pregnan?

Highly doubtful: Double,protection and a period suggests she is not pregnant. Nothing is foolproof, and each of,your preventions has a small failure rate, so,there is always a very small,chance. An early pregnancy test would,provide,certainty if you,are,still,worried. ...Read more

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Gf is on the pill recently on the first day after her period we had unprotected sex on the next day started having some light blood for 2 days pregna?

Gf is on the pill recently on the first day after her period we had unprotected sex on the next day started having some light blood for 2 days pregna?

Only way to know. : You wouldnt be able to find out if she is pregnant the day after having sex. However, wait and do a pregnancy test. It is the only way to know if she is pregnant or not. ...Read more

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My period is late and im on the pill( regular take) had sex pulling out 7 days ago. Is it to soon to take a test? Do you think im pregnan

My period is late and im on the pill( regular take) had sex  pulling out  7 days ago. Is it to soon to take a test? Do you think im pregnan

Take a test : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I am on the pill. Yesterday was my first placebo. I am supposed to be on my period. My fiancé and i just had unprotected sex. Can i get pregant?

I am on the pill. Yesterday was my first placebo. I am supposed to be on my period. My fiancé and i just had unprotected sex. Can i get pregant?

Period usually: Occurs sometime during the placebo pills but not usually on the first day of the placebo pills. The bcp often lightens the period and it can be just spotting. If there is no period in a week you can do a pregnancy test to be sure. Make sure you take the pill everyday around the same time each day. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has had her period for almost one full month now? What does it mean?...She just got back on the pill...Is that why?

My girlfriend has had her period for almost one full month now? What does it mean?...She just got back on the pill...Is that why?

It means she has : To her doctor , for examination and correction of her problem.Having 'period almost full month ' is not normal , need to find the cause ...Read more

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I got my period a week early during my active pill week. This is about my 4th or 5th months of being on the pill. What does this mean?

I got my period a week early during my active pill week. This is about my 4th or 5th months of being on the pill. What does this mean?

If you didn't miss a: Pill or you are not taking other meds which could have caused this problem; see if this recurs next cycle.If this happens again then consider changing the type you are taking ,and if t continues with new pill then you need further investigation of your reproductive system. ...Read more

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Is getting my period all month every month with the exception of a few days mean anything serious? I'm on the pill and it's making everything worse.

Is getting my period all month every month with the exception of a few days mean anything serious? I'm on the pill and it's making everything worse.

Wrong Pill: being on the birth-control pill and having more days of breakthrough than bleeding free days indicates that the pill is not a good pick for this particular woman and a different broke control pill should be tried. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill spot bled on the first day of my period but had nothink else what can this mean?

I'm on the pill spot bled on the first day of my period but had nothink else what can this mean?

Probably normal: Depending on the pill youare using, and your own body's response, your periods on the pill could be very light or even absent. On the pill, even 1 spot for one day in the week you are supposed to bleed is a period, and is normal. ...Read more

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Can it mean you are pregnant when you start your period early on the pill?

No: If you actually have your period then you aren't pregnant. But a woman may experience some bleeding while pregnant. So, if uncertain take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am bleeding a week before my period, and on the pill?

What does it mean if I am bleeding a week before my period, and on the pill?

May be the pill: If you are having breakthrough bleeding about the same time each cycle, it is usually a problem with the pill. You may need a pill with a different dose (or differnent form) of the estrogen or progestin component. You should see your doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a month ago and went on the pill a few days after. My 1st period since is a thick pink slimy discharge. What does this mean?

I had unprotected sex a month ago and went on the pill a few days after. My 1st period since is a thick pink slimy discharge. What does this mean?

Abnormal periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill, if I skip the sugar pill, does that mean I will skip my period?

Skipping BCP's: Skipping the last 7 pills of a 28 day package will not increase the chance of skipping your period. It would be equivalent to taking 21 day pills. In both cases you wait 7 days before starting the next pill cycle. ...Read more

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I've been on the pill since Nov. last year. They havent changed my period. But this month I had my period only for a day. Could this mean I'm pregnant?

I've been on the pill since Nov. last year. They havent changed my period. But this month I had my period only for a day. Could this mean I'm pregnant?

Test and find out: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. It is more likely that you just had a light period this month which is normal on pills. ...Read more

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I had breakthrough bleeding and then no period. I am on the pill and I am sexually active. What could this mean?

I had breakthrough bleeding and then no period.  I am on the pill and I am sexually active.  What could this mean?

Pill effect: If you miss any pills you can see this so i would check a pregnancy test if that is the case. A very low dose pill can cause breakthrough and even no periods. ...Read more

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I am on the pill, about a week ago I was spotting and not I'm 6 days late for my period. Does this mean I'm prego? Or could it just be the pill?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). Not likely you are pregnant. ...Read more

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This is my first month on the pill and i didn't start my period the first day of placebo pills. im now on the second day with no period. Means????

Means nothing: It means you should continue taking the pill once per day. It may take a few days for bleeding to start. It is not rare to miss a cycle when on the pill either. If you are concerned you may be pregnant take a pregnancy test ...Read more