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I am on combined pill for almost a year.I have a regular cycle 21 days pill and 7 days free period (with almost normal bleeding).This month I have noticed the withdrawal bleeding has become a little less compared to the past few months.Its not that I am pregnant as my preg tests came negative and also I dont seem to have an symptoms of pregnancy. I also had sex only twice and that too both on pill free days.
Is it normal for the withdrawal bleeds to get lesser and lesser with time.should i be worried and change pills?

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Robin Lee
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hi stargazer81
and welcome to the scarleteen message boards,

Having a lighter withdrawal bleed is not anything to be concerned about. One of the things the birth control pill does is to reduce the amount of uterine lining that is created. The uterine lining is what comes out during a withdrawal bleed, so if there is less lining, there will be a lighter withdrawal bleed.

Some people find that their withdrawal bleeds get lighter over time, while other people find that some bleeds are lighter than others. Either way, again, this isn't any sign that something is wrong.


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