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Member # 107879
posted 07-05-2013 04:10 AM
I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend about a week ago, with which he came inside me a little. Here's the thing, I forgot my birth control two days in a row before this happened. Two days after we had sex, I started to have light brown spotting, but then it got a little heavier then lighter again in a 4 day span. Could I be pregnant? Or is it my period coming since I never have one? Keep in mind that I take my birth control (Necon 1/35) continuously that way I won't get periods. It is too early to take a pregnancy test, and I'm too anxious to wait a few more weeks. Any reply would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
[ 07-05-2013, 04:29 AM: Message edited by: Chinacatsunflower ]
Member # 90293
posted 07-05-2013 06:02 AM
Hi Chinacatsunflower and welcome to Scarleteen,
First of all, implantation bleeding is really very rare. Secondly, and this is actually related to it being too early for you to take a pregnancy test right now, implantation wouldn't happen that soon after the sexual activity. Have you had break-through bleeding (bleeding that happens while taking hormonal birth control before? It's likely that this is what this is, particularly since your body may have been reacting to not having had the pills for a couple of days then starting them back up. our bodies are sensitive to hormone fluctuations like that. I'd like to check in with you about a couple of things: Are you and your boyfriend up-to-date with your STI testing? I ask because the birth control pill doesn't protect against STI transmission and you mentioned that you had unprotected sex, by which I think you mean you didn't use condoms. Also, have you checked in with your healthcare provider about taking your birth control continuously? Most healthcare providers suggest that if one is going to do that, that one take breaks a certain number of times per year. Currently available information from research has found that it's safe for people over 18 to skip their inactive pill weeks occasionally. There is no research with people younger than 18. If you haven't discussed this with your healthcare provider, I'd suggest that you do so to find out whether taking the pill continuously is sound for you.
Member # 107879
posted 07-05-2013 02:10 PM
I had breakthrough bleeding with my BC the first week i started it, but that was some time ago. Yes I'm up to date with my STI testing. I'm free of everything. My boyfriend was a virgin before me, so he's good. My gynecologist knows I take my birth control continuously, and she said it was perfectly fine. I've been doing it for about 6 months now, but have been on birth control as a whole for a year and a half. I've heard of implantation bleeding happening a few days after sex so I was worried!
Member # 3
posted 07-05-2013 02:15 PM
You know, not only is implantation bleeding rare, it can only happen when a fertilized egg is implanting in the uterus.
And, on average, it takes around a week for a pregnancy to get to that point. So, people having bleeding shortly after sex? Most likely it was either their period, and they are not pregnant, or it was bleeding from an infection or due to abrasions with sex. Chances are the latter is what your spotting was from, or because you missed your pills two days in a row. But if you don't want to have to worry about pregnancy and want to have intercourse, especially if you miss pills sometimes, you'll want to reconsider having sex without condoms, if that's what's happening. Backing up your pill with condoms could give you a lot more peace of mind, and offer you the extra protection you need if and when you miss pills.