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My first time taking birth control and took the patch off 7 days later. Can i be pregnant and even though i had withdrawl bleeding?

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Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: May need more info

To summarize, you started the patch and took it off after a week.
Sometime after removing the patch you had a withdrawal bleed. Usually with a withdrawal bleed, you are not pregnant. In your case it's likely triggered by removing the patch, (withdrawal bleed as you stated). However, to answer your question of pregnancy protection, need to know what day of your cycle you started the patch

In brief: May need more info

To summarize, you started the patch and took it off after a week.
Sometime after removing the patch you had a withdrawal bleed. Usually with a withdrawal bleed, you are not pregnant. In your case it's likely triggered by removing the patch, (withdrawal bleed as you stated). However, to answer your question of pregnancy protection, need to know what day of your cycle you started the patch
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Bleeding = Not Preg

Whenever you have withdrawal bleeding (the equivalent to a period when using birth control), you're shedding your uterine lining which means there's no soil for the seed or if there was a seedling, it's now gone and nature has taken its course.
Very glad you're on birth control. In general, you replace patches each week for 3wks, and the 4th week is patch free for withdrawal bleeding.

In brief: Bleeding = Not Preg

Whenever you have withdrawal bleeding (the equivalent to a period when using birth control), you're shedding your uterine lining which means there's no soil for the seed or if there was a seedling, it's now gone and nature has taken its course.
Very glad you're on birth control. In general, you replace patches each week for 3wks, and the 4th week is patch free for withdrawal bleeding.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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