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Implantation bleeding or hormone adjustment?

By Anonymous January 11, 2015 - 1:08am
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I started a new birthcontrol pill, now two weeks into the 3rd pack. My periods have been heavier than normal, and last 6+ days. I had unprotected sex about 4 weeks ago(changed my mind and used a condom half way into sex). My last period was not late and was again heavier than normal, but i did spot for about 3 days after my 6 day heavy bleeding. Now 9 days after my period i have heavy breakthrough bleeding and cramps. I did forget a pill and took a couple out of order this past week. Could this be implantation bleeding or just my body getting used to the hormones in my bc pills?

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Hello, and thank you for sharing your question with the community.  I'd love to give you some information on the matter.

First I'd like to point out that each kind of birth control pill has specific instructions.  Some, if taken out of order will no longer be effective and will disrupt your cycle intensely.  I do not know which you are taking, but you may want to look up the specifics on the one you take.

Even though you took your pills out of order and forgot a pill, you are most likely not pregnant.  Implantation bleeding is generally shorter and lighter than your other periods.  If you were experiencing implantation bleeding there would be an obvious difference from our other periods.

This amount of heavy bleeding however is not healthy, and I can only guess that is it due to the birth control.  Thus, I suggest that you either consult your doctor or do some research specifics on the pill you take.

If this pill continues to cause heavy bleeding you may want to switch to a different pill.

I hope this helps.  Let us know if you have any more questions.


January 11, 2015 - 10:59am
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