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I am currently on the second to last day of my pill before I take the inactive pills and have my period. This evening however, I went to the bathroom and noticed I was bleeding a little. I have only experienced breakthrough bleeding once while on the pill, and that was when I was taking two packs straight (period every other month). I usually don't get my period until the Wednesday of the inactive week.

I'm a little freaked out right now. My bf and I had a lot of sex last Friday, Saturday, and Monday, and he came in me three times over the course of those three days. We don't use a second method, but I take my pill exactly on time every day. Is this bleeding just breakthrough bleeding, or could it be a sign of pregnancy?

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Even on the pill, we can sometimes experience early or late bleeds.

If you have been taking the pill as directed and have not had any late or missed pills, there is no reason to suspect pregnancy.

Since you are not using condoms, you both have been tested for STIs recently?

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Oh okay, thank you. We have never been tested, but I was a virgin before having sex with him. He has had one partner before me, but they were both virgins. I have been told before that because of this the likelihood of having STIs is very slim, and I trust what he tells me about his sexual history. Should we still get tested though just in case?
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Actually, if and when a partner (or we) have ever had ANY sexual partners before, we need to know there are potential risks of STIs. It's never sound to figure previous partners didn't have any infections unless we know they were tested, when and what those results were.

So, I'd not say it's sound to guess your risks are slim. If your partner has never been tested, it sounds like they are completely unknown. So, for sure, if you two haven't started getting regularly tested, sounds like it's past time to get started.

Do you know where you both can do that near you?

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