(Closed) Birth Control, No Withdrawal Bleed, Pregnancy Testing?

posted 5 years ago in Intimacy
  • poll: Do you take a pregnancy test if you're on BC and don't have a withdrawal bleed?
    I test EVERY time I don't have a period : (8 votes)
    31 %
    I test EVERY OTHER time I don't have a period : (1 votes)
    4 %
    I only test if I have Pregnancy Type Symptoms : (8 votes)
    31 %
    I don't test. I trust my BC. : (8 votes)
    31 %
    Other (Please Comment) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @everalwaysrealtrue:  When I was on the Nuva Ring, I would have a period every single  month when I took the ring out for the 7 days. Maybe you should ask your doctor?

    Post # 5
    Member
    330 posts
    Helper bee

    @everalwaysrealtrue:  that might be why youre not getting a period, might not be enough time.  Sometimes takes me 3-4 days of it being out for my period to start.

    Post # 6
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    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I do continuous birth control (3 packs at a time of Loestrin) and it made my period stop. I’ve had several different doctors tell me it’s totally normal, so no biggie! I’d ask your doc about it, but as long as you’re healthy, don’t worry about it. I trust my BC entirely, but I’ve never missed a pill and I’m not too paranoid 🙂

    Post # 7
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    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Birth control has a tendency to make my periods shorter and lighter every month, and I eventually stop getting them.  I don’t worry about it too much.  I’ve mentioned it at my annual gyno exam, and it’s not a big deal.

    Post # 8
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    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My bc scared me last time because I was having pregnancy type symptoms, and I always get my period on a Wednesday. I did end up getting it, and honestly I trust my bc. Sometimes I’m a few days late, and rarely a few days early, but I don’t test either way.

     

    Post # 9
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    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @everalwaysrealtrue:  When I was on Nuva ring I also stopped getting periods at all and I think this is pretty common so I wouldn’t fret. I also took pregnancy tests once a month because it freaked me out. All I could think of was that if I was preggo then the BC could do a lot of harm to a fetus. I only did this for about 5-6 months and went off the ring for other reasons.

    Post # 10
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    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m on loestrin 24fe, but I havent had a period or any bleeding for the past 3 months. I did just take a pregnancy test to ease my mind. When I do get a period on the pill, it’s really just spotting, so I test every couple months. 

    Post # 11
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    3686 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think birth control (unless it’s like an IUD) can harm a fetus. The active component in BC is essentially pregnancy hormones. I know with birth control pills they advise you to stop taking them when you find out you’re pregnant, but I don’t think that has anything to do with the safety of the fetus.

    I haven’t checked the Wikipedia source, but it says, “NuvaRing should not be used if a woman is pregnant. There is however no known harm to the woman, the course of her pregnancy, or the fetus if NuvaRing is accidentally used during pregnancy.[25]

    Post # 12
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    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @everalwaysrealtrue:  I did not have a “period” on Nuvaring, just spotting. However, I did get pregnant while on Nuvaring and still had the same spotting each month (I did not know I was pregnant for three months and continued to use it like usual). In general, I just wait, though. If my period is more than 2 weeks “late” then I test (this only happens when switching BC though)

    Post # 13
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    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @everalwaysrealtrue:  Thats how I used it… rather than no ring for 7 days I did no ring for 3-4 or sometimes 0

    And that had nothing to do with me getting pregnant- it would come out during sex sometimes and I would not notice until a few hours later or the next morning!

    Post # 14
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would definitely talk to your doctor, when I was on Nuvaring I had it in for 21 out for 5 and I usually would only start bleeding on Day 4 and then it would last three days (but the ring would already be back in).

    I am sure your doc wants you to bleed, to shed the uterine lining so I would definitely ask!

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