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During breakthrough bleeding is it possible for you to get pregnant/have implantation?

By October 18, 2011 - 8:45am
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What is being shedded during break through bleeding?
I had a paraguard IUD for almost 1 year but removed it 10/10/11 due to super horrible cramps and heavy bleeding which made my anemia worse. My husband and I would like to concieve sometime mid next year around June (our initial plan). I chose to go on Loestrin 24 FE for these next couple of months. We had unprotected sex the day before removing the IUD. I started the pill 10/10-10/13. We had a sudden change of heart and decided to just try and stop putting it off SO I stopped the pill after only taking it for three days. I ended up buying home pregnancy tests and those OPK just for the heck of it. I used the clear blue digital ovulation kit and to my surprise it was POSITIVE for a LH surge that day 10/13 (last day of pill). As of 10/16 I have had bleeding which im assuming is withdrawl or break through since its not time for my menses. I now feel horrible and really want to be pregnant but im worried that the blastocyst will not be able to attach since im bleeding. Should I still be able to get pregnant with this bleeding?

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Did you ever find out if you were pregnant? Im going through the same thing but stopped taking the pill on the 6 day and sex the next day and I didnt take anymore. That week was my ovulation week.

September 20, 2015 - 10:04am

Thanks Susan, I will be taking a test next week (crossing fingers).
Just another quick question...
I know that withdrawl bleeding occurs due to the hormone levels changing and that its not a "real period". If it is not a real period, where does the bleeding come from? Is anything being shed? Im not sure I understand the true meaning of withdrawl/break through bleeding.

October 20, 2011 - 1:40pm
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