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Would I get withdrawal bleeding if I was pregnant on the pill?

By July 6, 2012 - 12:40pm
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Ok two months ago I had sex and we didnt use a condom since I was on birthcontrol but then I had withdrawal bleeding on time a couple weeks later but it was bright red/watery with no clots (I usually of some). Its lasted a couple days like usual. Then this month I was getting a little sick at night. Now im on the sugar pills. The first day of the sugar pills ive been getting bad back cramps and got a small blood clot, and thats it. I usually start my period on the 4th sugar pill day so this is early then usual to even start.

But would I still have withdrawal bleeding if im pregnant? Im also taking a test tomorrow but Im just wondering for future reference.

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Hello roxymatrix,
If birth control pills are taken every day at the same time and each pack is started on time, they are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. So, if you have taken your birth control pills consistently there is only a 1% chance that you could be pregnant.

Your period starts when you take the placebo or inactive pills. It can start on the first day or a day or two later. This is normal.

You will not have a period when you are pregnant. Some women experience implantation bleeding, which occurs as the fertilized egg implants in the lining of the uterus. It is scanty, pink or brownish discharge.

Please visit the EmpowHER Sexual Health 101 page:
I think you will find articles and slide shows to help you better understand the facts about birth control, sex and pregnancy.


July 6, 2012 - 4:27pm
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