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Withdrawal bleeding question

By October 20, 2013 - 5:55pm
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Hi I am on the pill, and am currently on the withdrawal bleeding week. I missed a pill during the second week of active pills. I'm wondering if it is possible to ovulate during the withdrawal bleeding week? It is day four and I just started my bleed but I'm curious to know if I could be ovulating while bleeding because I missed that one pill during the second week. I completely missed the pill, didn't realize I'd skipped that one until a week later?? Thank you

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Hm kind of. I guess I'm asking what my chances are of missing a pill in the second week of active pills and then I took the pill as usual for another 12 days then went onto the inactive pills. I didn't have intercourse at all during this time. I started my bleed on the fourth day of the inactive pills. I had intercourse on Friday then started the withdrawal bleed on Sunday. Is it possible I could be ovulating during the withdrawal bleed?

October 21, 2013 - 3:44am
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Anonymous (reply to Kaley45)

Hi Kaley,

As I explained previously.  If you take a combination pill with estrogen and progestin. Your body will not ovulate. even if you are experiencing bleeding.  But, if you miss a pill and have unprotected sex.  Then your chances for pregnancy to occur are higher.

October 24, 2013 - 4:58am
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Hi Kaley45,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for your question. If you are taking a combination pill such as estrogen and progestin. Combination birth control pills suppress ovulation, keeping your ovaries from releasing an egg. Combination birth control pills also cause changes in the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus to keep sperm from joining the egg.  

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