I'm bleeding but it's not time for my period

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@AnonBarbie:  Have you been stressed lately? Stress can do crazy things to your cycle. I got really sick in April and the physical stress caused me to have my period in the middle of my BC pack 2 weeks after my last period. The doctor told me to keep taking my BC like normal, and about 2 days before I finished my pack the bleeding stopped. Then I got my period 4 days later. That month really sucked.

 

Post # 4
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t want to say that this is “normal,” because obviously, I’m no expert. But I do know that something similar happened to me recently after never really experiencing that on BC before. For me, it was just a fluke, and my next cycle was totally regular.

So definitely feel free to call your GYN, but try not to worry too much in the meantime!

Post # 5
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AnonBarbie:  I’m with Gemstone and that this isn’t “normal” and obviously your doctor should be informed, but breakthrough bleeding is very common when on birth control. I’ve gotten it before after 2 years on the same type of birth control, it happened to me once. I freaked out and called my doctor and she reassured me that from what I was telling her, it was normal. 

I would definitely still call in and even go in if your doc thinks it is necessary, but don’t stress out too much about it. 🙂

Post # 6
Member
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Even after being on the same pill for a long time, your body can start handling it differently. Sometimes mid-cycle spotting means you’re ovulating. I had one doc tell me that it might also mean that the BC isn’t effective enough but I never heard that before and never again.

If you’re not cramping or bleeding a ton, I doubt it’s a big issue. No harm in calling the doc.

Post # 9
Member
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would sya stress, but our bodies do some weird things sometimes. I had the same thing one time on my BC pills, but it only took a day and it never did it again, and I didn’t think I was under any stress.

Anyway, I’d go see your gyno just to be sure, but in the meantime I don’t think you have anything to be very concerned about.

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