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ShortAndSweet
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Hi there!

I have been taking the birth control pill (Ortho Tri Cyclin Lo) for about a year now. My period has come routinely at the same time when I am on the sugar pills, no problem. Last week I started experiencing a few cramps, but I just let it slide not worried about it. Saturday though, I started to bleed, and I am not on the sugar pills. I should not be getting my period until next week. It started out light, got heavier, and not it is just a little bit, but I am not sure why that is happening! I take my pill at the same time every day (give or take 5-10 minutes because I work so I have to slip away to take it at a good time). I also took a pregnancy test, and that came out negative. I knew I couldn't be pregnant though because I got my period last time.

Anyone have any ideas what is happening? Is this normal a year into taking the pill?

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Even on the pill, an irregular bleed can happen from time to time. So, I would not worry about it at this point. If you find that you have irregular bleeding again next month, it's a good idea to give your gynecologist a call. But as long as it only happens every once in a while, it's totally fine.

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ShortAndSweet
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Ok, thank you very much! I was worried about that, irregular bleeding has never happend to me before! Thank you =)
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