Period on the Pill – How long does your last?

posted 2 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 2
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It is completely normal. My periods were very light while I was on the pill…day 1 would be some red bleeding, followed by 1-2 days of spotting. 

Post # 3
2782 posts
Sugar bee

It’s very common for BC to make periods shorter and lighter than usual. I also think it’s likely that your body is getting used to the hormones and your periods on the pill haven’t regulated yet. You can always take a pregnancy test if you are concerned. 

My periods on the pill were always the same length as off the pill (5 days – but 2-3 days of regular bleeding followed by a few very light days), and significantly lighter. But that varies a lot person to person. 

Post # 4
2989 posts
Sugar bee

I went on the pill in March and since then it’s been anywhere from 3-5 days. It’s getting shorter and shorter.

Post # 5
1520 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Usually a good 4-5 days for me, but I had heavy periods before going on BC (had to at 16 because of that and insane cramps)

Post # 6
5081 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I was on the pill for 9 years and my periods were pretty much always 5 days. But many people have very short and/or light periods on the pill. You may also find that next month it will be longer. Everyone is different, but I doubt you are pregnant, take a test to be sure. 

Post # 7
9878 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Implantation bleeding is usually like, a spot. Not multiple days of bleeding.

It sounds like a regular period to me.

Post # 8
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Totally normal!! I’m off the pill now but I was on it for the last 10 years and my absolute longest period (including light spotting) was about 5 days. Most months it only lasted about 3. 

Post # 9
585 posts
Busy bee

That’s normal. Before I started taking BC, my periods would last a full 7 days, with severe cramping the whole time. (I hated my life.) I’ve been on the pill for 7 years now, and my periods only last 3 days, with no cramps. My period always starts on the 4th day of the placebo pills and it’s over by the 7th day.

Post # 10
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Mine usually last 3-4 days. They last up to 7 when I’m not on BC.

Post # 11
2617 posts
Sugar bee

When I’m on the pill mine is super light for 1-2 days and that’s it. I sometimes barely notice i’ve even gotten it.  

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