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Missed Two Pills, Light Period... Could I Be Pregnant?

By June 1, 2015 - 12:55pm
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Hi, I've been on Aubra for the past 6 months and last week I forgot to take two pills in a row at my usual time (before bed), so the next morning I just took them when I woke up. I know that this can mess up your schedule a little bit, and about three days before my normal period and placebo week, I had some dark brown discharge and the next day, two days before I should have, I started a light period. It was lighter than normal, and ended after 4 or 5 days. I have not had sex since May 12th, which was 14 days before my spotting/light period. I am worried that my light period might be an indication of implantation... I did not have another period on my regular day, and I'm just really scared. Could I be pregnant, or is this just a sign of my missed pills?

Thank you

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Hi Lingonberry,

Thank you for being a part of the EmpowHER community and sharing your question.

Because you missed pills and took them once you discovered, your menstrual cycle is going to behave irregularly, potentially for up to 2 months.  The symptoms you've described (dark brown discharge/ spotting/light period) are normal. It is likely that your light period was indeed your period.  Again, things are going to be irregular until your hormones return to what it is when you're on your routine.   It's more than likely a sign of the missed pills, but I can't say for sure.  

Take the worry out of the situation and take a home pregnancy test.  You probably won't relax until you ruled it out.

I hope this helps,

Be well,


June 1, 2015 - 3:03pm
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