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hello. I have had unprotected sex with my boyfriend who is STI free a few times within the last 4 days. I am on birth control and we have been using "withdrawl" method as well. I have been on birth control now for almost 2 months. I have taken it correctly every single day. I have about 5 more pills till I start my placebos. Anyways, I was in the bathroom when I noticed I was bleeding very very slightly. It appeared to be very watered down and relaly light. Could this be the beginning of breakthrough bleeding? I am scared though because I have read many places that you bleed very lightly when you become pregnant. Is there a chance I could be pregnant? Or am I overreacting?
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Your chances of pregnancy are pretty low.

Sometimes breakthrough bleeding just happens, especially in the first few months of being on the pill.

If you don't get a full period before starting your next pill pack, you can take a pregnancy test.

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Based on waht you've described, you really don't have a chance of being pregnant. The bleeding could be from a small cut or tear in your vaginal tissue due to friction during sex, or it could just be spotting, which is common on the pill in earlier months.

If you are concerned and need peace of mind, you can take a pregnancy test 14 days after your last risk.

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Just a tought. Why not use a condom instead of the withdrawl method ? It's far more effective and protect you both from pregnancy and STD. So you have less worry of getting pregnant unless the condom break or slip which don't happen too often if you are well lubricated.

Also, I think you were talking about you boyfriend being STD free instead of STI free.

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Actually, cool87, STI stands for sexually transmitted infections. Diseases exhibit definite symptoms, but not all viruses/bacteria transmitted through sexual activities immediately/ever exhibit actual symptoms (like chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HPV...). The term STI includes both sorts of viruses - those that show symptoms and those that don't. It's a more inclusive, more complete term than STD.

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