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guitar123
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So me and my girlfriend had sex about 4 times in the past month always with a condom and this is her second month on the pill. She forgot to take a pill one day and took 2 pills at the time of her next pill. She is one day late on her period and i thought BC regulated periods quite regularly. She has been stressed with school as well. Should i worry?

[ 10-28-2011, 01:34 AM: Message edited by: guitar123 ]

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I also might add that she has been feeling dizzy and nauseous occasionally in the past 2 weeks. SO WORRIED AS ALWAYS!
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It can take the body up to three months to get used to the hormones in the pill, so having irregular bleeding in the second month really isn't all that unusual.

If she only had that one missed pill and made it up right away, and took all the others as directed, she should still be in the typical use range as far as her effectiveness rating goes. Plus, you've been using condoms. So, it really doesn't sound like there's a reason to worry about pregnancy here.

Since she is late for her bleed, though, she can also just take a pregnancy test if that would help her calm down.

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Thanks you...Your reassurance is always great. She just got her period. Thanks again
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I am still somewhat worrying. She has only experienced literally like a drop or 2 of dark blood. She hasnt had it heavy at all for any amount of time. Should I worry or would it be the BC getting settled?
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So she had bleeding during the withdrawal week, but it was closer to spotting? That's more likely to be due to the body still getting used to the pill, than to a pregnancy. Especially considering you're been backing up with condoms, which means your pregnancy risk is incredibly low.

But, again: if she's worried, a pregnancy test may calm her nerves.

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