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Should I be concerned?

By Anonymous September 27, 2011 - 6:05pm
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My period has always been really irregular so I have been on a BC pill for 3 months. On the last day of my last period I messed around with my boyfriend. It is now a month later, and my "period" was 3 days late--If you can consider 2-3 days of clots a period. After the clots, I had vaginal dryness for a couple days, and now I have thick, clumps of discharge. Here's my question: was that a period, or should I be concerned about something serious?

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My doctor wanted to try the pills for a few months and see if it jump started my system...It didn't. I still haven't had a period since whatever it was I experienced in September. I have been moody and famished for about a week now, and am hoping to start soon, but so far nothing is showing. I've felt weirdness in my abdomen for 2 months now, but it could be psychological. My stomach hasn't increased in girth, but I'm starting to think I should get things checked out. Just gotta wait till my insurance plan changes over...

November 4, 2011 - 12:45am

Keep in mind too that the 'period' on the pill is withdrawal bleeding, not true menstruation - if your cycles are irregular it may be down to an underlying health problem, if this is the case then the problem will remain untreated while on hormonal birth control and may return once you stop taking the hormonal birth control.

September 28, 2011 - 1:58pm

Hi Anon,

I know it can be concerning when you have a period that isn't like the ones you are used to. But regardless of duration or heaviness, what you experienced was a period. Keep in mind that that birth control pills can cause blood clots. If you had sex on the last day of your period last month you were still protected by your pills.

Good Luck,


September 28, 2011 - 6:18am
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