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I switched birth controls from loestrin 24/fe (or something of the sort) to yaz because of my mood swings. I am sexually active but i haven't been for roughly 4 months now (since the summer, July-ish).
I started yaz in august and since then my periods have been late. My 'periods' consist of pure brown discharge and my last one lasted aprox 3 weeks (stopped last week) and i found it to be quite nasty.
But im now on the white inactive pills and should take the active pink one tomorrow and I haven't had my period yet. As i said before, my 'period' hasnt been on time since i started the packs four months ago. My doctor said to give it 3 months to let my body adjust and i have, but im now starting to get worried.
Is there a chance that I could be pregnant and not know it? My partner and i used condoms, the pills, and withdrawl. I dont think I am pregnant, but my partner is worried. What could be causing my late 'periods'? [Confused]

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Changing hormonal methods can throw your body out of whack. It's possible the strange withdrawl bleeds (like your period, but when you're taking a birth control pill, it's called a withdrawl bleed) are still from the change in hormones. If you haven't had a pregnancy risk in 4 months, and you've had a withdrawl bleed since then (sounds like that's right?) then you can't be pregnant. If you're worried about the strange bleeding, your doctor should be able to assess, and determine if maybe a different pill would be better for your body, or if you need more time.
You can always take a pregnancy test if it helps get rid of any worries. I always find it helps.
Also, using withdrawal method and condoms together can actually make condoms slightly more likely to fail (break, slip off, etc). Part of using a condom properly is using it until after the ejaculation.
Hope that's helpful!


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Thanks for the advice. My partner always pulled out right before he ejaculated and we always made sure there was no break in it. I didnt think i would be pregnant but i was mystified as to my bleeding. I was put in yaz because of my PMDD (lets say im a downright 'bitch' haha, and i fully admit that). But i'll talk to my doctor about the pill and see what we can do. Thank you!!
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