Okay, so here's what's going on. Two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I had sex but I am on the birth control pill, YAZ, and he used a condom. We are always very careful when it comes to sex. Anyway, a week later exactly, I noticed I was spotting. This has never happened before and I've been on the pill for over a year now. The spotting isn't heavy enough for me to use a tampon, though I do use a panty liner and the color ranges from light pink, to red, and then to that brown color.
At first I thought maybe it's from me being a bit inconsistent with taking my pill (i.e I don't take it the same time every day, recently I've been forgetting to take it one day and then taking two the next which has been at least three or four times this month, and so on.) or just the fact I'm under some extreme stress right now. (This is my second semester at community college and I just got around to signing up for classes which were almost all closed, my boyfriend is leaving this semester to go to another college two hours away and we've been having some relationship issues because of it, Christmas crap, money, just a lot of stuff piling up on me.)
Now, the spotting has been going on for a week and I can't figure out what it's from. Could I be pregnant? Or is it just from stress and being inconsistent with my pill? Please help, because I am really getting stressed about this too, which is unneeded.
Combining the pill and condoms is 99.99% effective with perfect use and 98.8% effective with typical use, so you're pretty much as protected as you can get. That given, it's extremely unlikely that you would become pregnant from this.
Spotting can happen randomly from time to time and it's most likely nothing to worry about. Stress and inconsistency with the pill could definitely be the culprit here.
So, deep breath and try to relax. Hope this helps!
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