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Unexpected bleeding

By Anonymous November 26, 2015 - 6:57pm
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I have been on the pill (marvel on) last two months. My last period was two months ago and I skipped a section of inactive pills but now I started spotting a week ago briefly and it stopped. I figured I was safe as I have never missed a pill daily so we made love (without a condom) and finally, I had bleeding the next day but it's dark red discharge. I am not sure what is going on? Is there a chance of pregnancy? We made love on Wednesday so there is still chance for Plan B but I need to know if I should take it or not?

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

If you have been on the pill for two months and haven't missed any, then the pill should be effective in preventing pregnancy.

The spotting and change in the characteristics of your discharge is normal as your body is still adjusting to the hormones in the birth control pills. They say your menstrual can be irregular up to 4 months.

Since you are already on birth control pills, taking an emergencey contraceptive pill is really going to wreak havoc on your system. So be careful.

I hope this helps.

Be well,

November 26, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Anonymous (reply to S. Gillette-Palmer)

Thanks, Gillete! Since I had sex last week, I continued to take the pills this whole week. Does it make sense to finish the cycle and then have next periods or should i stop them taking them soon. I was told that sperm can live up to 5 days so I wanted to be careful.

November 29, 2015 - 6:26am
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