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curiousgeorgex3
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so i had protexted sex on the 14..but i started my birth control designed for periods on the 8th. i didnt miss a day. today, the 24th, i took a pregnancy test in the morning (clearblue) and it said negative. around 4, i had 2 strong cramps, and when i checked myself i found a blood clot..should i go to the hospital? is this birth control? help me [Frown]

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Blood clots aren't something you can self-diagnose. I'm not sure what exactly you were checking, but unless you have access to lab work or a CAT scan yourself, I doubt you found a blood clot.

Want to be a little more clear about what you examined and saw?

With the BC and the sex, what form of birth control did you begin on the 8th? And was that the only form of contraception you were using on the 14th? If so, and you're using a pill, patch or ring, when did you start that method in relationship to your period (on the first day, by the first Sunday after, or at some other time in your cycle)?

These cramps you're having, lastly, these were uterine cramps? How bad would you say the pain was from them? Are you still having them?

[ 05-24-2011, 04:54 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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it was dark dark red. it was like a period clot, ya know?ortho tri cys lo tab.i started on the 8th. we used a condom. i started using the birth control the sunday after my period. kinda, but i had them earlier and all i had to do was poop.

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You mean you saw a bloody glob from your vagina?

If so, know that even during periods, that flow doesn't usually clot. It can happen from time to time, but when it does, it's usually nothing to worry about, but what some people think are clots are often instead, either endometrial tissue (also usually nothing to worry about) or blood that gets kind of gunked together with thick discharge (ditto on the not-worrying).

Blood clots -- the kind to be concerned about, and that are listed as a risk with hormonal BC methods -- are something radically different, and not something one sees externally.

So, where are you at with your pills right now: getting near the placebo pills?

It sounds like it's totally possible your cramps were actually from being constipated, especially if a bowel movement seemed to put a quick end to them.

[ 05-24-2011, 05:44 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Just to keep you informed, by the way, this is what blood clots are: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Blood-Disorders/Blood-Clots/5233.aspx

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the colors i went through was white, light blue, then i jusst started the darker blue sunday (22nd) and then there are the green. ive never been on birth control so...i dont know what the placebo pills are, im on the darker blue ones, 2 days in. when i take mine tonight itll be the 3rd night.

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Hormonal contraception methods can have some wacky effects on your cycle when you first start them. So, since it sounds like the only iffy thing here was a bit of bloody discharge, I'm personally not concerned here. It also sounds like there's no real need to be concerned about pregnancy, either: you used two reliable methods of contraception.

But if that discharge concerns you, by all means, you can call into the healthcare provider who prescribed you your pills and ask about it, okay? I don't see any need to go into the hospital at all (again, blood is vaginal discharge now and then isn't unusual), but that phone call might make you feel better if you're freaked.

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your comment made me feel alot better, thank you so much. [Smile]

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Glad to help. [Smile]

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so my birth control will protect me from pregnancy, even though its for periods?

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Methods of contraception are for that purpose, by design. They just can happen to also have some side benefits sometimes, like, for some people, making monthly bleeding more regular or lighter and reducing cramps.

So, even if a birth control pill was prescribed only or mostly to help with menstrual issues, it's still going to do what it was designed to do so long as you take it properly, which is to prevent pregnancy. [Smile]

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im 1 from my placebo pills, and ive had headaches, cramps, and a little irritation, and i felt open like i was sopposed to be bleeding..is this goood?

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