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TerriN
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I am on a very low dose birth control pill which my doctor said I HAVE to take at the exact same time daily because a few hours late of taking them can make me prone to pregnancy. I took a trip to see my boyfriend and there is a 2 hour time difference which I didn't consider while taking my pills. Two weeks after the fact it dawned on me and I took a pregnancy test ( which I just found out doesn't register until 150hcg) but it came up very very faint +. So I immediately took the second test and it came up negative. Two days later I started my period on time due to pills but it is lighter and spotty at times (very unusual for me the heavy bleeder). Can I be pregnant? Should I retest after I stop bleeding?
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The very faint positive does send up flags, since it's very very rare to have a false positive, but because you cannot have anything like a real period while you're pregnant, that would show that you probably have nothing to worry about. However, the spottiness of this period may be enough reason to merit taking another test.

So, yes, I'd recomend you take another test, just to be sure. If it does come out positive, stop taking the birth control pills and see a doctor about your options. but for now, continue things as normal and continue things as normal afterward if the result comes up negative.


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TerriN
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quote:
Originally posted by dailicious:
The very faint positive does send up flags, since it's very very rare to have a false positive, but because you cannot have anything like a real period while you're pregnant, that would show that you probably have nothing to worry about. However, the spottiness of this period may be enough reason to merit taking another test.

So, yes, I'd recomend you take another test, just to be sure. If it does come out positive, stop taking the birth control pills and see a doctor about your options. but for now, continue things as normal and continue things as normal afterward if the result comes up negative.


Thanks for the response...should I take a test immediately after the spotting stops or wait a few days?


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It actually wouldn't matter if you took it now; having spotting will not affect the results of a pregnancy test (Though, if it is a period/withdrawl bleed, you're not pregnant, anyway). So it's really up to you. When taking a second test it's usually recomended to wait until a week from the first test, so you may wait until at least then.
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