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Pills and period

By Anonymous March 22, 2019 - 5:09am
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Good day everyone! I have a little concern. Is it normal to have a period while taking pills? I have been on a combined-pills for a couple of years now. Every now and then, I skip period by not taking the sugar pills. This month, I did it. Yesterday, I noticed that my discharge is pinkish. I still have one active pill to take today before starting the sugar pills tomorrow (Saturday). I am just wondering if this pinkish discharge is something I should worry about or is it normal to have a period like bleeding. First time to happen. Any advise is appreciated. Thank you

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EmpowHER Guest

Thank you for your response, Susan. Should I be concern about pregnancy while on pills? I must admit that there are days that I forget to take the pills on time but never more than 24 hours.

March 22, 2019 - 12:37pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello again

The Pill is over 99% reliable when taken around the same time every day. Being late once or twice a month should not cause an issue but it can make ovulation a possibility in some cases. Set an alarm on your phone so take it the same time every month.

March 25, 2019 - 9:59am
HERWriter Guide

Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

It's unusual to spot before the last active pill is taken - that generally happens 1-5 days after.

But some women do spot whilst on the Pill - this may be the case with you. It's not generally seen as serious but if it continues to happen over the next few months, consult with your doctor.


March 22, 2019 - 11:46am
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