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pregnancy or normal?

By August 16, 2016 - 9:52am
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So, I recently got put onto this birth control, a day after i had prolonged bleeding for about 3 weeks. (it was when i was supposed to get my period, too. not sure if it was my period or not, it was light, but it did cover a decent amount of pad lol) but yeah, it lasted for around 3 weeks. Anyways, it finally ended and I had 2 days of no bleeding.
But, as of yesterday, i went to the bathroom saw blood. (great) I put a pad on and sucked it up to get ready for more bleeding. Today I checked, no blood on my pad, ok, weird. I then wiped no blood either. so i got curious, stuck a qtip inside and there was (lightish? darkish?) brown blood/discharge on it. so confused. I heard its a form of pregnancy (implantation bleeding). I've been on birth control for 18 days now, and around the time of my last intercourse I was on it for 15 days, never missed a pill, just been late by a few/hours/minutes

is this normal that there's literally no blood on my pad? just inside? Like, nothing is coming out, at all. Just inside. Pregnancy or normal?

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Hello spookyblack,

Welcome again to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us with your questions, but you really need to talk with your gynecologist about the bleeding. I can tell you this does not sound like implantation bleeding. It couldn't be if you are on birth control pills and have not missed a dose.

Your gynecologist knows the name of the oral contraceptive and its side effects, as well as your health history.


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