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Is it possible to have a end of pill packet bleed, but be pregnant?

By Anonymous January 17, 2011 - 4:12pm
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Hello, I hope someone can help me. I am taking the birth control pill Microgynon 30 and have been for quite a while, however recently I have become very bad at taking my pills on time, and have even missed a couple all together. My body has been feeling very strange recently, I've had slight stomach cramps, dizziness and nausea etc. I didn't think it was possible to be pregnant as I did bleed when I finished my last pack of pills,( however it was lighter and shorter than usual) but I've read a lot on other websites about people still having their bleed, when they're on the pill, and finding out they are pregnant. Can anyone explain if it's possible? I'm so confused? The obvious thing would be to take a test, but I'm having to build myself up to do it.

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This isn't a question 'could i be pregnant' rather than i'm confused.
basically i had 2 pills in my pack left for the month before my bleed, anyway, i started on antibiotics Tuesday and i was suppose to finish my pack today (thursday) but I didn't bother because they said while taking antibiotics the pill is less effective, so I've stopped having sex etc because with my ear infection I don't feel like it. Anyway, when do I start my new pack and when will it be effective from? Bare in mind I dont finish my course of antibiotics until next Tuesday. I was just a little confused. I'd appreciate any advice you could give me :-)

September 29, 2011 - 1:11pm
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It's most likely that you had a period and are not pregnant, however, since you said you've missed pills several times and this can affect your cycle and sometimes induce spotting there is no way to give you 100% assurance and you will need to take a pregnancy test to be sure. These articles will help you with tips on taking your pills to help you avoid this type of anxiety in the future: https://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/missing-birth-control-pills-and-concerned-about-pregnancy-q

January 18, 2011 - 5:24pm
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