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Davepoke
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Hey there,

I've read a lot of conflicting things online and just want some good information! How likely is it to get your withdrawal bleed and still be pregnant? My gf got her bleed about 12 hours after her last active pill. It usually comes about 36 hours after.. So it was a day early. However it has been normal length, color, ect. throughout the rest of her placebo pills. I guess I just want a straight answer, does getting your withdrawl bleed generally mean you aren't pregnant?

It seems like I've read other places about so many women still getting their withdrawal bleed and not realizing they are pregnant until 3 months along or something. Is that really that common? Thanks, sorry if it's a dumb question.

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It is not possible to have a regular period/withdrawal bleed and be pregnant. So if your girlfriend got her withdrawal bleed, then she is not pregnant.

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Davepoke
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Just out of curiousity, why would the bleed start before she had been off the active pills for less than a day? Especially if it usually starts over a day later? Is it common for periods on the pill to fluctuate that much? I guess I just didn't see how her hormones would drop enough for there to be a bleed only 12 hours after her last pill, when there's usually 24 hours between active pills, ya know?
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Robin Lee
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yes, there can be variation in when the withdrawal bleed arrives, just as there can be for the menstrual period of someone who isn't taking the birth control pill.

There are a lot of factors at play, not all of which are controlled by the pill. it's not possible for us to say why the bleed came earlier than usual this particular month, though.

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