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my period is light, could i be pregnant or its the pill.

By April 13, 2010 - 1:45am
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i just started the pill while i was on my period, it made me go on longer than i usually do so i stopped using it, my period now stops for a day or two then it starts again, wen i take the pill to stop it, now my period is due and its very light and i have been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend wat are the chances of being pregnant. please help me.

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hey, the thing i want to stop taking the pill but when i dont take it i go on even wen i am not suppose to be on. i want to stop the pill thats why i take it only to stop bleeding. how can i quit the pill and stop the period. i am 20.

April 13, 2010 - 11:16pm
(reply to tazat)


It may be that after this time period when you have stopped and started and stopped and started the pill, your body's hormones have gotten mixed up and are not sure what to do.

It may be that your doctor would tell you that in order to clear this up, you need to take the pill properly for a couple of months -- go through a couple of cycles perfectly -- and THEN try to quit, at the end of a cycle (rather than in the middle of one).

But this is definitely a question for your doctor. She or he needs to know that your body is having this response. Could you call the doctor's office and talk this over with the nurse or nurse practitioner who is on duty? You may not even have to make an appointment.

But either way, whether they need to see you or not, you need their advice to get the bleeding stopped naturally and to get your cycle to return to normal.

Will you let us know what happens?

April 15, 2010 - 8:33am
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Hi Tazat

Thanks for your question and welcome!

It does not sound like you are using the Pill properly. It's difficult to follow what you mean in your question.

You need to take the pill (one pill) every day (preferably at around the same time) to prevent pregnancy. You do not stop taking the pill and then take it again to stop your period. Is this what you have been doing? If so, you are not protected it from pregnancy.

Did your doctor sit down with you and advise you on how to use the Pill? Or did you read all the literature in your pill packet? You can't pick and choose when to take the pill, it is taken every day, except when you take a break to allow for breakthrough bleeding. Additionally, you said you started your pill while actually on your period. /do you mean right in the middle of it? Did your doctor tell you to do this?

If you are having your period now (even if it's light) then you are not pregnant.

But please let me know how you are taking your pills so that we can help you more! Knowing your age will also help!

I look forward to hearing more from you!

April 13, 2010 - 1:58pm
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