I recently stopped taking birth control pills on June 10th. I stopped mid-pack because my doctor told me that I could because I was having breakthrough bleeding and had been since June 6th. I had my normal withdrawal/period from June 11th to 14th. I am sexually active but use condoms EVERY time and they have never broken (at least we have never noticed and my boyfriend always looks.) I had sex on the 17th, 19th and 25th. All of those times we used condoms and he did finish inside. When I was off the pill I could tell when I was ovulating from my mucus and I saw that on Friday the 24th. Today I noticed some blood when I went to the bathroom. It's more than spotting but less than a period. It feels like this could be the beginning of my period (similar symptoms) but I am not supposed to start my period for about 9 days. I know that stopping the pill can make your periods irregualr and especially stopping mid-pack. I have also had a very stressful couple of weeks and I know that can contribute to menstrual irregularities. I am nervous that this is implantation bleeding and that I am pregnant. Do you think I am or is this just my body getting used to being off the pill?
Implantation bleeding actually DOESN'T happen in most pregnancies - only about 1/3 of women who become pregnant will experience it. To boot, it doesn't sound like you've had any significant pregnancy risk to be concerned about. Some irregularity is to be expected when coming off the pill, so I'd say this is just your body re-adjusting to its usual cycle, and it could take a few months.
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