Spotting? Pregnant? Something else?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

@canthugallcats:  You should never take a double dose of the pill, it can mess with your hormonal balance which could be causing irregular periods. Next time just skip it entirely and move onto the next dose. If you’re really concerned take a test around a week after your missed period. If it’s positive the next step is to go to your doctor for a blood test.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

@canthugallcats:  You know you should probably go to your GP about that. I wasn’t getting my period for 4 months at a time and it was because I wasn’t ovulating at all. I ended up having to take Clomid to regulate my hormones and get my cycles going again.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m so confused, are you on your sugar pills week or not? Why would you have to wait 30 days from missing a pill to take a pregnancy test? 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You can spot or have a period even if you haven’t had one in years. There are many things, such as stress, that can trigger it. I don’t think you are pregnant. Many times missing a pill isn’t a bit deal. It can result in pregnancy but the chances are very low. If you are unsure, the only to find out is to test. With how you skip sugar pills (which I don’t recommend since you seem to skip pills on accident in the middle) it is hard to know what days you are on.

Like I said, I assume you aren’t pregnant, but I would maybe see a doc is your spotting continues another day or two since you aren’t suppose to get your period. Perhaps they can draw blood. If it stops and you don’t see the doc, I would test in 2 weeks or so.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@canthugallcats:  Some women get a positive pregnancy test as little as 8 days after conception, however that is rare. I would probably wait at least 16 days from when you think you might have concieved. However, I don’t think the chances are very high that you are pregnant. More likely, your body is trying to tell you that you need to have a period. Your body needs a chance to get rid of the old lining in your uterus. 

When you need to take a double dose of the pill, you need to take them at least 12 hours apart to avoid feeling sick.

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@canthugallcats: Sorry I missed the part of your post where you say you’ve been on BCP for 4 months and just continuously take the pill. This is your problem. You changed birth control methods and now you’re not allowing your body to even have a chance at regulating itself by taking the sugar pills each month. There is a form of birth control pill that is 3 months of hormonal pills and one week of sugar pills so you get your period 4 times a year. You’ve gone for 4 months straight so far and your body is reacting to that. You’re having breakthrough bleeding. It’s normal to experience this when you skip your sugar pills, especially for this long. Have you talked to your doctor about this method of continuously skipping your sugar pills for extended periods of time? 

As far as getting pregnant goes – you have to be ovulating for that to even happen and the odds of you ovulating after missing only one pill are slim to none. If by some random chance you did ovulate at that time and had unprotected sex close to that time, there could be a speck of a chance that you got pregnant. If you did, then you’d be able to take a test within 14 days and get a valid result. Ovulation occurs mid cycle (let’s say around the 14th day of a 28 day cycle). If you conceive from this ovulation, implantation will occur roughly 7-10 days later. A very sensitive pregnancy test (First Response Early Result) will show a positive result within a couple of days of implantation. The earliest you can test after ovulation is usually 10-14 days. Some people have had positive results earlier, some later than 14. Every woman varies. Of course if you did wait a whole 30 days, you’d have a definitive answer. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@canthugallcats:  You’re welcome! Glad I could help. I know WAY too much about it from trying to conceive and having some irregularities growing up. 🙂 If you google search anything related to your cycle you’ll get “you’re pregnant!” in the search results lol. I swear it. Try googling anything and early pregnancy and you’ll find out someone somewhere had that as a symptom when they were pregnant!! LOL.. Itchy nose and early pregnancy? Symptom! 

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