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OceanCrowned
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Hello,
I've been on Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo for about a month now - I just started the "placebo" row and am on my second placebo pill of the week.
I noticed this morning that there was blood on my underwear, I put a pad in and the bleeding continued, but it's very minor - certainly not what I usually get when I have my period.
Is this my birth control "withdrawl period" or however you should call it, given that I'm now on sugar pills?

I've been having some bloating and uncomfortable cramps along with the bleeding. If it -is- my 'period' does this mean that as long as I continue to take my birth control perfectly (which I do - every day at six!) I can now rely on the pill as my only source of birth control? I plan on continuing to use condoms, they're comfortable and much tidier, but for my peace of mind it's good to know [Smile]

Thanks very much!
OC

[ 04-18-2007, 04:12 PM: Message edited by: OceanCrowned ]

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Leabug
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This certainly sounds like it could be your withdrawal bleed. Many people find that their withdrawal bleed is much lighter than their usual period before starting birth control.

As long as you're taking the pill correctly, and as long as both partners have had their STI tests done and kept up-to-date, then yes, you can rely on the pill alone.

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OceanCrowned
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There's no way I could be pregnant if I'm withdrawl bleeding, right? [Smile] Thanks!

(The bleeding has continued into today and is a bit heavier, at this point I'm fairly certain that's what it is)

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Nope, you're in the clear!

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