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pandajayne
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I know there is a difference between periods and withdrawl bleeds.

On first 7 day break after starting Microgynon and have started my withdrawl bleeds about 3/4 days after last pill in the pack.

I just wanted to ask if me having my withdrawl bleed which is lighter than norm but not light enough to be spotting means that the pill has worked and that I'm not pregnant?

I have taken the pill perfectly for this first month with no more than 20 mins diff. in the time taken each day.

But I have had unprotected sex quite a bit in the last 2 1/2 weeks soooo I'm hoping that I won't have to go get a test

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Heather
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It is common for the pill to result in lighter bleeding. And if you got this bleed during your placebo period, the most likely thing it is IS your withdrawal bleed, which would mean pregnancy is not at all likely.

But to be sure, am I understanding that you two used the pill as your only method during your first pack? If so, how soon into it, and did you start on the first day of your period or the first Sunday after?

(Too, are you both up-to-date with your STI tests so we can be sure bleeding from an infection isn't a possibility?)

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pandajayne
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Yeah, we did after 8 days into the pack and I started on the first day of my period and the leaflet said that I should be protected straight away.

Both of us have no STI's so that isn't possible.

And I know we should have backed up during the first month- we just got a bit carried away I guess

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