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No withdrawal bleeding on birth control?

By Anonymous March 27, 2016 - 9:21pm
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I recently started taking Lo Loestrin Fe and for the first month did not have any sex at all (I'll mention that if I did, I would have also used a condom to be EXTRA SURE). Also during the first month, I had the "typical" breakthrough bleeding about halfway through my period cycle (right during when I would be ovulating). After my first month, I experienced very light spotting ("withdrawal bleeding") - all the usual. For this month, I started having sex without a condom, figuring the withdrawal and breakthrough bleeding were signs that the birth control had fully kicked in inside my body, along with the fact that I figured a month was a good waiting period anyways. At the end of my second back of pills, I did not have any withdrawal bleeding. I have started my third pack and had no spotting/bleeding whatsoever at the end of my second pack. Is this ok? Or should I be worried and getting a pregnancy test? I take my pill at nearly the EXACT time every night, but I'm remembering a two nights this month I vomited (not from the pill but other factors)... and I didn't think about the fact that might have counted as a 'missed pill'...

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Hi Anon!

Thanks for your post!

Vomiting within an hour of taking the pill may constitute a missed pill. Did throwing up occur that quickly? If not then it's likely the medication was already absorbed into your body.

Most women have breakthrough bleeding but not all do. Especially when new to the Pill, some women have irregular bleeding or none at all. It can take a few months to become 'regular' while on the Pill.

But it's a good idea to take a pregnancy test, just to rule it out although your risk remains low.

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/reproductive-system/content/does-late-period-mean-i-am-pregnant


March 28, 2016 - 5:57am
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