Spotting between periods when on the pill

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Avatar f tn I started spotting very lightly on 16th August. I had not missed any pills. The spotting continued so I stopped my pill on 26th August so I could have my period. I have been having sex, with a condom. Do u think this is normal or possibly that I have an infection or possibly need to come off the pill as I have been on it for 10 years now. I will go to my gp for tests but waiting for my period to finish before I do so.
Avatar f tn I had not missed any pills. The spotting continued so I stopped my pill on 26th August so I could have my period. I have been having sex, with a condom. Do u think this is normal or possibly that I have an infection or possibly need to come off the pill as I have been on it for 10 years now. I will go to my gp for tests but waiting for my period to finish before I do so.
11403762 tn?1417928078 Not taking a pill either.
Avatar n tn I am 23 years old and since the middle of January I have been experiencing irregular spotting between my periods. I am on birth control pills which I take every day at the same time. My spotting ranges from barely noticable when i wipe to period like. I only have the slighted bit of cramping with it, and about a week ago I noticed that when I used a tampon only one side is saturated with blood.
324269 tn?1229041081 I just want to make sure this won't affect my ovulation since we are going to start trying soon, but I also had really normal periods for 8 months since I went off my pill (I was on it for 7 years), so could this be the hormones finally leaving my body from my pill? I just want to make sure I can get pregnant. Any help is welcome :) Thanks!
Avatar n tn Yes you took the pill when you were supposed to. Thats a good thing. The pill prevents you from ovulating, prevents the sperm from meeting the egg by changing the consistency of your womb, and than doesnt allow a fertilized egg from implanting. Usually women will start shedding their lining within 10 days of taking the pill. It sounds like you are and are going to be fine.
Avatar f tn When I had irregular periods I went on the birth control pill long enough to straighten out my periods.
Avatar n tn I started pink spottingVaginal bleeding between periods 4 days before I started the placebo pills. The pink spottingVaginal bleeding between periods got darker as the day went on like I was actually going to start my period then it just stopped, same thing happened the next day.
Avatar f tn i feel sickly and have back ache like when im on my period. im on the pill but have been for 10 years, same one, never any problems with it. i have no std's and neither does my partner (both checked recently) im not sure whether i should wait and see if it happens again or go to the doctors. they'll probably tell me to wait and see anyway!
Avatar n tn If you are stressed or have changed any sort of physical activity that could be part of the problem, I was never regular when it came to my periods until i went on the pill. Even on the pill i would bleed in between periods, so they just figured that my body had to much lining to shed so i bled a little more. When i first got pregnant i bled a little at around 7 weeks, that was due to an irritated cervix after DH and I had sex.
Avatar f tn Now, this all isnt enough blood to fill a tampon or pad. I have never had any spotting while on the birth control until now. My bf and I do have unprotected sex and he ejaculates inside me every time, whish is about once or twice a week. I have been stressed with school and everything else. I dont really know what to do. Could i be pregnant? Could there be something wrong with me? Or is this normal?
Avatar n tn I am 31 years old. I am not on the pill and never have been and don't have kids (I did get an abortion 8 years ago). I have gone to a few gynocologists and they've said all my tests were normal. I also had an ultrasound (in between my cycle)to look for possible polyps but they said it looked clear and normal. My last gynocoligist told me to go for another ultrasound a few days after my period as they may get a clearer picture.
Avatar n tn Hey girl, I JUST started my Necon 7/7/7 yesterday but I read in the pamplet & have seen other people say that they have had "breakthrough" bleeding & spotting in between periods. I guess because the birth control messes with your hormones or what not. It says it's normal but if you feel worried or scared then I would call your doctor & ask him/her if what you are going through is normal. Better safe than sorry is what I always say.
142384 tn?1275504937 Some women spot right before thier period (due the build up of blood in the uterine lining and the cervix preparing for menstration). Both are completly normal. Spotting is also common during the first couple months of pregnancy at your normal time of menstration. If you are pregnant and your spotting is more than just a little bit of light pink, I would see your OBGYN just to be safe.
Avatar n tn I have just found out i am 7 weeks pregnant and have also been on the pill for 5/6 years I stopped taking the pill on the day i found out i was expecting and had no bleeding at all.
Avatar n tn My period isn't due for approx 2 weeks. I have never spotted between periods before. for the last two years my periods have been regular to the day. Is this a common after effect of the sponge, is my body just cleansing the spermicide out, or should I be really concerned and get to a hospital? Thank you in advance for any help.
Avatar m tn I missed a pill the next Tuesday (so 4 days after the start of my pack) which I didn't take at all. Then I got an early period on that Thursday, lasted for 5 days (like my normal one would). Since then my schedule has been really hectic and I've been stupid and not taken the pill at the same time every day. Normally I take it at 7pm, but I guess for about a week or so I've been taking it anywhere between 7pm and 12am, but I have not missed one since that Tuesday.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am in the same situation that you are in. I had been taking BCP pills for 8 years and its been about 10 months since i stopped. Before starting the pills my periods were like clockwork at 28 days. Since i stopped the pills, the length of my cycle has been increasing every month and is currently at 40 days. I also spot abt 4 days before starting bleeding. I dont know if taking the BCP for such a long time is the reason for my irregular periods and am also looking for answers.
Avatar n tn what is the deal with long times between periods? said i ovulated on 20 buut i should have o on 4 or 5 because my last af was dec. 17 - 23.
Avatar n tn Again went almost a year with normal cycles (no spotting) when the spotting started again in September 2013. Since then I have spotted off and on between ovulation (comes Ov mucous) and my period. My Dr. says it is just a symptom of perimenopause (I am 41) and that going on the pill or using the Mirena would fix it. For now, I can live with the inconvenience of the spotting, I just worry that there could be something more ‘sinister’ going on. Is this type of spotting common with perimenopause?
Avatar f tn LoEstrogen is a lowered amount of Estrogen as you can probably guess by the name. Spotting in not uncommon when taking the pill, especially when you are new to taking it, within the first 6 months up to a year, and for some even the whole time they take it. However, also missing pills and or taking them at not the same time everyday, (for some this means exactly the same time each day) can cause more spotting and a decrease in efficacy with the pill. At best, there is a 92-99.
Avatar n tn I have been experiencing unusual periods and spotting in between periods for the last year and a half. I am currently bleeding and have been doing so for over a month now from very heavy to just a little. I've seen my doc about this many times and he recently put my on birth control. (3 weeks ago) This last week I had extreme cramping which on a scale of 1-10 for pain it was a 10!! So now my doc took me off of birth control and is sending me to a specialist (gynecologist).
Avatar n tn If you have breakthrough bleeding when on the pill, if you were to become pregnant on the pill, would this breakthrough bleed still occur? Only ive had two light periods right on time since having unprotected sex 2 months ago and have been experiencing some pregnancy symptoms.
Avatar n tn From then on, the lower back pain would get very bad each month (normal flow though), and even after being put on the pill, the pain would continue to be just as bad each month, and even more recently (the past year) I'll get cramp-like pain and headaches about halfway through (almost to the day, I keep track by how many pills I have taken) in between periods and on and off the rest of the month. This time, again, about halfway through, I started getting bad CONSISTANT cramps and spotting...
Avatar n tn My husband and I have been ttc since Valentine's Day, when I went off the pill. My cycle seems to alternate length so that one month it will be 33 days, the next 43, and then back to 33. Right now it is our fourth cycle of trying. I had some spotting on days 33,34,35 and took a pregnancy test on day 35 but it came out negative. I still haven't gotten my period and today is day 41. Is it normal to have a cycle that alternates like this? Isn't 43 days an awfully long cycle?
Avatar m tn I decided to wait for my withdrawal bleeding and last pill was on the 15th and my period started on the 19th and my 7th day was on the 22nd. I started my new pack of pills on the 23rd of Saturday and I'm on my 3rd pill from my new pack, but my period has not stopped. Im not having heavy periods, but when I wipe, I'm still getting sticky fresh looking blood. Why wont my bc stop my period?
Avatar f tn Hello, If you are taking the pills regularly then chances of pregnancy due to pill failure are less. The bleeding that you had after the last active pills can be considered the periods. Ensure that you have the pills regularly without missing any. Oral contraceptives suppress ovulation and hence ovulation does not occur. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn I'm 28 and have been on the pill for about 5 years now. I've been taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for some time now. Sometimes I will have light spotting for a couple of days halfway between my periods. My doctor says it could mean I need a higher dose but it is fine for me to stay on what I have now and just accept the spotting if I prefer, since a higher dose may make me nauseous. I just had my annual exam in November and everything turned up normal and healthy.
Avatar f tn your having periods so i would say pregnancy is may just have an hormone imbalance spotting in between periods is very common,yes annoying i know.have you taken a this first,if negative,wait to see if this period comes if not then go speak with your doctor who will run there own test.