UPDATE: Period on the Pill – How long does your last? – QUESTION!

posted 1 year ago in Weddingbee
Post # 2
9646 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine was generally maybe 3 days.

Pretty sure I said it in the other thread, but implantation bleeding doesn’t last for days. It’s generally like a drop of blood or two, not like a period flow. It would also normally occur before your period was due (i.e. you ovulate on day 14, it takes 7-10 days to implant which would cause the light spotting, your period is not until day 28).

If you’re that freaked out about it, take a test. But it’s totally normal to have a different period length while on BC.

Post # 3
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Yes, I’ve had this happen. I’ve never been pregnant. If you’re just starting the pill, your periods may be wonky until you adjust to the hormones. Just take a test if you’re worried about it. 

Post # 4
559 posts
Busy bee

I’ve been on the pill around eight years and mine has always been around three to four days.

Post # 5
512 posts
Busy bee

LOL, you’re determined to get pregnant on the pill, aren’t you? Look, I know you’re new to this and I can understand your anxiety, but it’s extremely rare for a woman to get pregnant if she’s taking the pill correctly. You clearly don’t feel comfortable relying on the pill, so it might be a good idea to use a backup method in addition to the pill, just for your peace of mind. That’s what I did for the first 2 years that I was on the pill, and it made me feel a lot safer. I’ve never missed a pill and I’ve never had any weird side effects, but it made me feel better to use a condom every time I had sex, in addition to taking my pill every day. That way, if one of those methods failed, I would still be protected. Eventually I stopped using condoms with my partner, after I’d been on the pill for a few years and felt confident relying on it. I’ve been using the pill as my only method of contraception for 5 years now, and never had a problem.

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