(Closed) Extremely light period after first cycle off the BCP

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

CanadianBride456:  I wouldn’t worry, if I were you 🙂 I had the same sort of thing happen to me when I stopped taking BCP. My cycles were much shorter (25 days), but my periods were very much like you are describing. They lasted only a couple of days and were barely more than spotting. I did see a doctor (for something unrelated) after the second period and mentioned it to him – he said it was nothing to be concerned about and that it was completely normal for it to take up to 6 months for things to go totally back to normal. In my case, it didn’t take that long – I ended up getting pregnant on my third cycle.

Post # 4
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My first one off was really light too, but my cycle was only 22 days. Now I seem to be up to 25 days and this period was my first normal one, since last month’s was like 7 days for some reason. Kind of makes me think BC pills screwed me up a bit! I wouldn’t worry too much yet though! 

Post # 5
9818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t worry since it has only been one cycle.  Did you take a test to rule out implantation bleeding since it was so light?

Post # 6
301 posts
Helper bee

CanadianBride456:  hmm perhaps a withdrawal bleed? but yay for something showing! I know you were getting pretty antsy waiting for something…anything! lol 

Post # 7
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

From what I remember before I went on the pill in college, my periods were pretty terrible… heavy, long, with plenty of cramps.  When I finally went off all BC at 33, my periods were pretty light for the few months until I got pregnant. 

Post # 8
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

CanadianBride456:  I’ve only had one period since going off my BCP in February, and my period was almost exactly like what you described. I wouldn’t worry yet! 🙂

Post # 10
9818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

CanadianBride456:  I had implantation bleeding that was like a light period (3 days and it actually was exactly like my periods on BCP- with a little more cramps though) so I am now sort of paranoid about it.  So I didn’t even find out I was pregnant until I missed my “next” period.  But I am pregnant now and I didn’t have any at all for this pregnancy.  So it does happen although it is pretty rare. 

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