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CorvusWolf
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I started birth control three weeks ago...and i'm on my placebo week. When am I supposed to have my period?? I found information about my birth control saying that I'm supposed to start about 21 days after I start the birth control... I took a pregnancy test a few days ago and it came out negative. The last time I had sex was about six weeks ago so I'm very sure that the test wasn't taken too early... but i've been concerned because I've been having some awful pain in my abdomen for a little longer than a week. Should I be worried?? When should I start my period/withdrawal bleeding??

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Honestly, it's difficult to say. When starting bc, the hormones can sometimes throw our schedules off from what they should be. So it should come when you get to the placebo week, but it may not. The test can be trusted, sometimes schedules just are thrown off as the body gets used to the hormone changes. However, the abdominal pain is absolutely something you want to bring up to your doctor.

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CorvusWolf
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thanks...the pain is sort of like the pain I get whenever I start my period, but it's really sharp and lasts only a few minutes and it goes away completely...it's been getting so much worse and at one point I started crying out for my mom to help me just get up from where I was laying... and I get a lot of sharp shooting vaginal pain too... but at least I'm getting over my nausea and I'm getting some of my appetite back. I'll try to talk to my doctor about it all. thanks again!

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If the pain gets severe like that again, you need to go to an ER. Otherwise, make sure to call the doc in the AM and let them know how bad it is, they'll likely get you in that day.

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