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Hi All,

I'm concerned about being pregnant. I had sex for the first time 27 days ago. I had been on the pill for 4 months. I had always taken it correctly (within a few hours). We also used a condom, which did not break. This was a right after ovulating. I got my period on time two weeks after.

I have not had sex since then, though I am continuing to use the pill. I missed one pill last week, but took it as soon as I remembered the morning after and continued on with the pills as per usual that evening. I am on the third week of the pills since yesterday. Today, I have been having light bleeding. I am concerned as I shouldn't have my period until the start of next week. I am just wondering if I may be pregnant.


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The breakthrough bleeding you're having is most likely about missing that one pill.

You becoming pregnant from that incident of intercourse (I assume that's what you meant) when using your pills properly up to that time AND a condom would be tremendously unlikely. You also got your withdrawal bleed, which is a pretty sure sign you did not become pregnant.

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Thank you for that. That's rather comforting. How long should I expect this to last? As I don't want to leave it if it could be something else?
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Breakthrough bleeding usually lasts a few days, though other times may last a week. It's perfectly normal to have happen sometimes. If you start to notice it more frequently or it doesn't seem to be going away you can go ahead and check in with your doctor.

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