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michgirl39
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I am currently on Loestrin 24 Fe and generally take it within a 2 hour span. A day after starting my newest pack, I was messing around with my boyfriend, and there was brief genital contact. We are both up to date on STI screenings, and have been monogamous for about a year and a half. There was no penetration and he did not ejaculate. I usually take my pill at 11:45PM, but missed it the day we were messing around (I took it the next morning, about 12 hours later). About 6 days later, I started experiencing brown spotting/bleeding, which has lasted for the last 4 days. Did I have a signficant pregnancy risk here? Could the spotting be implantation bleeding (what does it look like and how long does it last?), or is it more likely to be breakthrough bleeding from the pill? Thanks so much for your answer.
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It sounds like you took one pill late, which puts you in the typical use range of birth control in terms of your protection (so, around 92%).

The bleeding you are experiencing is most likely spotting from taking the pill late.

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Thanks so much. I plan to take a pregnancy test regardless, but is there a large chance I could be pregnant? What is implantation bleeding like?
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Since you were covered by your birth control pill and genital contact such as what you describe has a fairly low risk of pregnancy anyway, it is quite unlikely. Beyond that we can't tell you for sure. If you think it would help ease your mind about this, you could take a pregnancy test once it's been more than two weeks since the incident. [edit: oops, you just mentioned that you were going to take a test, so I didn't need to say that! I just always suggest it by default. [Wink] ]

Implantation bleeding isn't something that's very common, but when it does happen it tends to be quite light and won't last for several days.

[ 10-22-2013, 04:27 PM: Message edited by: Molias ]

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