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Can I have a withdrawal bleed from pills and still be pregnant? Period on 5 Barely took any pills ovulated on15th been spotting since 25 period due 31

Can I have a withdrawal bleed from pills and still be pregnant? Period on 5 Barely took any pills ovulated on15th been spotting since 25 period due 31

Unlikely: It is difficult to know if you ovulated because you were taking some birth control pills which should have suppressed ovulation. Spotting would certainly be expected in this situation. Very hard to predict if you will get a normal period on the 31st...I would think not. If you don't, I would do a home pregnancy test before starting your next pill pack, but I'm betting the test will be negative ...Read more

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Is the withdrawal bleed during sugar pill on Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) supposed to look like a regular period? I thought it's supposed to be less heavy, and shorter?

Is the withdrawal bleed during sugar pill on Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) supposed to look like a regular period? I thought it's supposed to be less heavy, and shorter?

Can: Menstrual cycles tend to be lighter on birth control, but can vary person to person. The effects on bleeding may also not be as pronounced the first few cycles that the pills are being used. ...Read more

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Why does clear thick mucus sometimes come out during withdrawal bleed while on triphasic pill? (Like ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo)

Why does clear thick mucus sometimes come out during withdrawal bleed while on triphasic pill? (Like ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo)

Light menses?: Women on hormonal contraception generally have relatively light menses. Also, the healthy vagina and inner labia make mucus etc. To lubricate and moisten these areas. Estrogens may induce additional mucus production. A combination of less bleeding & more mucus production might make the mucus more visible. As long as the mucus is clear & you don't have other symptoms, don't be alarmed. ...Read more

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Is it normal or common to miss your first withdrawal bleed (period) while on the pill?

Is it normal or common to miss your first withdrawal bleed (period) while on the pill?

Is possible: It can happen. Make sure you are not pregnant, then observe for another cycle of the pills. Some pills have a stronger effect on thinning the uterine lining, and this may result in missed periods. ...Read more

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Is it unlikely to get a withdrawal bleed from the pill if pregnant?

Is it unlikely to get a withdrawal bleed from the pill if pregnant?

Correct: A woman could have implantation bleeding as a result of a pregnancy, but there would not be a period during the placebo pills if that woman was pregnant. ...Read more

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Will a pregnancy test be accurate 14 days after sex and 3 days after a missed 'withdrawal bleed' (as on pill and missed one 4 days before sex)?

Will a pregnancy test be accurate 14 days after sex and 3 days after a missed 'withdrawal bleed' (as on pill and missed one 4 days before sex)?

After Missed period.: Home pregnancy tests can show positive as early as 3-4 days after implantation. Implantation generally occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if the egg was fertilized right at ovulation and you used the most sensitive home test it could be positive at 9 days. On average it is 13-14 days after fertilization/ovulation when it is positive. But, wait until you have missed a period to test. ...Read more

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Does it still count as a withdrawal bleed on the pill if I only bleed lightly for one day and then spot for a couple more days? Am I pregnant?

Does it still count as a withdrawal bleed on the pill if I only bleed lightly for one day and then spot for a couple more days? Am I pregnant?

If it occurred: When you normally have your period - then it might be a light period or you might be pregnant. If you haven't had a clear cut menstrual period when it was due - you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test now. Take care. ...Read more

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Withdrawal bleed for 3 weeks. Stopped pill, started again after bleeding ended. Possible ovulation during 3weeks of missed pills?

Withdrawal bleed for 3 weeks. Stopped pill, started again after bleeding ended. Possible ovulation during 3weeks of missed pills?

Many options: 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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Do you still get your withdrawal bleed while on the pill during the pill-free week if you're pregnant/got pregnant while on the pill?

Do you still get your withdrawal bleed while on the pill during the pill-free week if you're pregnant/got pregnant while on the pill?

No: If you were pregnant you would not have a period. 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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Clear jelly like CM 2 days after withdrawal bleed stopped and on 7th inactive bc pill day. Ovulation??

Clear jelly like CM 2 days after withdrawal bleed stopped and on 7th inactive bc pill day. Ovulation??

Not necessarily: This most likely means higher estrogen level, which can be from ovarian activity, but not necessarily ovulation. If you missed some pills towards the end of the hormone pills, or you took antibiotics, or were ill, it could have allowed more ovarian activity than usual. Just to be safe, might want to use extra method of bc for seven days. ...Read more

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Microgynon30: finished pack on Thurs, withdrawal bleed usually starts on Sun, but started day after last pill, Fri. 4th month taking it. Normal?

Normal: If it's only the fourth month taking it, your body might still be making itself comfortable with this new medication. Sometimes this may happen if you miss a pill or are taking them, say one day at 8 am and the next day at 2 pm, it can cause some slight "glitches" like that. I don't think what you are describing is worrisome. ...Read more

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When you end your bc pill pack, and are waiting for the withdrawal bleed, can you ovulate?

When you end your bc pill pack, and are waiting for the withdrawal bleed, can you ovulate?

BCP: The idea behind birth control pills is that they stop you from ovulating. That being said if you take them perfectly as directed, there should be only a 1% chance that you will ovulate and it should not be right after you finish your cycle. ...Read more

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Stopped bc after 15 days&withdrawal bleeding 3 days late. Due period yesterday, but no signs. Took preg test today&was neg. Late/pill prob/preg?

Stopped bc after 15 days&withdrawal bleeding 3 days late. Due period yesterday, but no signs. Took preg test today&was neg. Late/pill prob/preg?

Accutane: The first period or two when you go off the pill is often unpredictable. Your fertile days may not occur when you expect them to. If you are on Accutane it is ESSENTIAL that you be on reliable birth control. Please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Took 3 packs of Falmina continuously to skip withdrawal bleed. Had my 7 day break, now on 4th active pill of new pack and still bleeding. Help?

Took 3 packs of Falmina continuously to skip withdrawal bleed. Had my 7 day break, now on 4th active pill of new pack and still bleeding. Help?

Follow up: Falmina is a low dose birth control pill, with low estrogenic, pro gestational and androgenic effect. It may be that you need a change in pill, increasing the progesterone effect. I'd continue the current pills but schedule follow up with the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more

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Does withdrawal bleeding mean my periods coming soon & does it mean the plan b pill worked?

Does withdrawal bleeding mean my periods coming soon & does it mean the plan b pill worked?

Plan B bleeding: If you have had bleeding post Plan B Rx use, then your medication probably worked. You can confirm the same by doing a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How long does birth control withdrawal bleed last? Mine's come of the 2nd off active pills and is very light. Is it normal?

5-7 days.: Birth control withdrawal bleeds as experienced by taking oral contraceptives would last up until you take the last sugar or placebo pill.
It is quite normal. ...Read more

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Dark nipples with white centre. Took pills for 15 and had withdrawal bleeding after that. Is this hormones or something else?

Dark nipples with white centre. Took pills for 15 and had withdrawal bleeding after that. Is this hormones or something else?

Most likely hormones: Dark nipples and withdrawal bleeding can have several causes including change or stopping birth-control pills, GYN infection, pregnancy. You would need to see a physician person evaluate ...Read more

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I am taking birth control continuously. I accidentally took a few inactive pills and now I am having withdrawal bleeding. Can I stop it?

Start a new pack: If you are taking oral contraceptive pills continuously and then take inactive pills, you are correct, you will get withdrawal bleeding. You did not mention how many days of inactive pills you have taken. There are 7 days of inactive pills in a 1-month pill pack. The withdrawal bleed usually starts (and ends) during the 7 days of inactive pills. Starting a new pack will stop withdrawal bleed. ...Read more

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Is withdrawal bleeding from bc a real period? I bled for 1 day (feb 1st) from not taking 2 pills. Last period before that star jan 20th. Confused?

Is withdrawal bleeding from bc a real period? I bled for 1 day (feb 1st) from not taking 2 pills. Last period before that star jan 20th. Confused?

Birth control: Last seven days of your pills you should have your period. Usually your cycle starts at the second or third pill of your last 7 days of the package. If you miss pills in between you are going to have breakthrough bleeding and that is not your period. ...Read more

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Stopped pill in june. Had withdrawal bleed as usual then first period 33 days later. Then 26 days later. Now 36 days later and no period and neg test?

Stopped pill in june. Had withdrawal bleed as usual then first period 33 days later. Then 26 days later. Now 36 days later and no period and neg test?

Post pill periods: This irregular bleeding at periods is common after stopping BC pills. Most likely you are not ovulating yet, hence no pregnancy. Usually your periods become regular by six months. Your age is a factor and how long you took the pills. The higher you age and/or the longer your use, the longer a return to normal takes. ...Read more