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I missed ONE entire of day of Birth Control and then took two pills the next day why am i bleeding?

By October 31, 2016 - 4:33am
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i take my birth control routley and i never forget, maybe i'll take it a couple hours late but i never usually forgot, well my boyfriend and i had sex on the 21st (Friday) it was unprotected but he finished else where forsure, i took the pill and stuff and then last week i forgot to take the Thursday pill and then i forgot to take ye Friday pill, i took both pills friday night the 28th and then in the morning i went the bathroom and i had idk dark brown discharge and like tinted with blood... and it stopped a couple hours later and never came back i took the pill sunday morning and i went to the bathroom like two hours later and again it's brown discharge... in conclusion i continued to take my birth control after we had sex it was till the 27th had i forgot to take a pill and the 28th i forgot to take the friday pill at the right time untimely making me take two pills at a time, the discharge bleeding had continued since saturday and now it's monday morning, i noticed after each day it's become more bloody... like THIS morning it was a darker vibrant red and i still haven't taken the pill. please someone help tell me what's going on

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Hello skolo1146,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to our community for help.

If I understand, you had intercourse on Friday, October 21. You mention that you take your pills not at the same time each day. Were you taking a daily pill in the days before October 21? You say you took the pill. Was that on October 21. If so, then it was protected intercourse.

You missed Thursday's dose, and doubled up on Friday. Was that week one of a new pack?

I am wondering, if by not taking your daily pill at the same time each day, and missing a dose during the first week, caused your hormone levels to drop enough to trigger bleeding.

The daily birth control pill keeps your hormone levels constant. Taking the pill at the same time each day is important.

skolo1146, please contact your gynecologist. Report what has happened and that you continue to have a bloody vaginal discharge. Please let us know what your doctor thinks is the cause of this.


October 31, 2016 - 8:15am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

i just started the second week of my birth control yesterday, i missed thursday and doubled up friday, that was the first time i ever missed a pill. to clarify i usually never take the pill later than a hour if i forgot from the original time i might even take it 30 minutes early, before the intercoirse ive been on the pill routely and never missed a day. i'm worried about preganncy, i don't think it's discharge and that it was just brown blood the entire time

October 31, 2016 - 1:08pm
Guide (reply to skolo1146)

Hello skolo1146,

Thank you for clarifying. I do not think you became pregnant. Continue to take your daily pill. Try real hard to take it at the same time each day.

If you do not have bleeding during the week of inactive pills, speak with your gynecologist.


November 1, 2016 - 8:57am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

thankyou. i don't i'm pregnant either which was my biggest concern. just the time and placing made it worrisome. It's tuesday now and what i'm exprencing is still brown blood and redder blood, 'y back hurts and i'm having cramping, thankyou for telling me about the hormonal imbalance i think that is it because this is the first time i ever missed a dosage and this is the way my body is reacting

November 1, 2016 - 3:44pm

i take the pill at 11am evrryday if that helps ! i'm only now starting the second week of my BC

October 31, 2016 - 4:51am
Guide (reply to skolo1146)


November 1, 2016 - 8:58am
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