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No Withdrawal Bleed?

By January 7, 2012 - 1:40pm
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Hi, I'm looking for some peace of mind...I've been on Lo Seasonale for a while now, I'm pretty good about taking my pills but every once in a while I miss a pill. Within 12-24 hours of the missed pill, I get bright red spotting every time (often that's the reminder) and I always get the withdrawal bleed within the same time frame during the placebo week. This last cycle, I missed a few pills because of the holidays (missed Dec 26 and Dec 27, had 2 pills on Dec 28 and 2 on Dec 29, then missed Dec 30). Had unprotected sex on Dec 23, 24 and Dec 31. Last active pill was Jan 1 (I'm a day 1 starter) and now it is Jan 7 and other than some brownish and pink-to-red tinged mucus (only discovered when I checked my cervix) I've had no withdrawal bleed. I know I COULD be pregnant, but I wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of a woman who consistentently has bright red bleeding upon missing one active pill who then gets no bleeding upon missing 6 active pills?

I think it's too early for HPT so I am trying to put my mind at ease....

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Thanks for the advice...trying not to stress...

January 8, 2012 - 2:25pm

Hi sassybandita,

The best thing you can do is stop stressing-- If you suspect that you may be pregnant stop taking your birth control pills and use an alternative form of protection if you are going to engage in sex. 

You will not know if you are pregnant until it has been two weeks since your last sexual encounter. Also, please be careful when checking your cervix as you could introduce bacteria and cause an infection-- cervical checks are best left to a doctor in a clean environment.

Good luck to you, perhaps setting a daily reminder on your phone or drinking your pill every morning with breakfast will better help you remember to take your pill in the future.

All the best,


January 7, 2012 - 3:31pm
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