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sunsetangel88
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I haven't posted recently in awhile since I've been on B.C. and I'm on Yaz and have no complaints. I find it's mellowed me out and made me stress-free/worry-free. However, I do have a question. Usually my period is right on time after the last placebo (white) pill, but my last period came on the third placebo pill and I went ahead and started my new pack. Everything was normal but I did have the dark red/ brownish stuff you get after your period for 5 extra days and my period lasts usually 5 days on Yaz (sometimes 6). So techinically I had my period for 10-11 days. Does this sometimes happen? Did sometihng get messed up? Am I still safe if it lasts this long?

I'm very religious about taking my pills and my boyfriend and I do mutual masterbation on each other from time to time. I already no the risk for pregnancy is already low even w/o BC if sperm happens to get some place you don't want it to be while engagin in that active. I just want to know my risk.

THANKS!

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ErinK
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It's not unsual to "spot" or have what's called "breakthrough" bleeding while on birth control, and that sounds exactly like what's going on here. The birth control is still reliable as long as you're taking it at the same time every day and not missing or skipping pills, which is what you're doing. [Smile]

If this happens more than once in a while, or if the bleeding just doesn't stop no matter how far into the pack you get, talk to your doctor about it.

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