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very light period for 10 days on and off ( i think its my period )

By July 18, 2011 - 2:38pm
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has this ever happened to anybody im on loestrin24 and i had irregular periods but last month was my first time getting a normal period after taking it for 2 months it was on the 21st-26th and after that i had sex on the 28 and i was on antibiotic for my acne but anyway i started spotting on the 9th and its been on and off since then its so light i only see it when i wipe or it might get a lil drop in the pad . . . . what could that be ? my doctor told me my period would be normal and light after two months of taking it but its just so light and been on so long and im starting to think its not my period

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Hi Rachel,
Again, call your doctor. She can tell you if the 10 days of spotting can be related to the medications that you are taking or not. If you finished your period on June 26 and had sex two days later, it is not very likely that you could be pregnant. The chance of pregnancy is highest with unprotected sex during ovulation which generally happens mid-cycle or about 14 days after the end of the last menstrual period.

July 20, 2011 - 5:11am

Have you spoken to your doctor about this? I found information on the website for Loestrin 24 Fe:The most common are nausea, vomiting, bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods, weight gain, breast tenderness, and difficulty wearing contact lenses. These side effects, especially nausea and vomiting, may decrease or subside within the first three months of use.
I suggest you call your doctor to be sure that the spotting is just a side effect and not a sign of another problem.

July 18, 2011 - 5:10pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

no i havent talked to her and i saw all that stuff to but what makes me confused is that the spotting lasted ten days and i heard implation bleeding can last 4-11 days and my period was normal last month i could just be putting it in my head you know that its something more than it is

July 18, 2011 - 5:48pm
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