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AmandaJune
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So this is my second month on birth control. I'm in the last week of active pills. So last month during the placebo week I had what I think was a period....but idk what to expect. (I know I'm not pregnant - took test and it was negative).

But anyway on about the 3rd sugar pill I started spotting for about 2 days. And then I got a very light flow for 2 days and my period was over. Is this right. It was my first month on birth control....is it always going to be around 2 days?!?!?!

Before taking birth control my period was always about 6-7 days long and it was quite heavy for the first three days.

So when this happened I thought I was pregnant because the flow was so light.

Is this my body adjusting to the pill? Will it always be like this or can I expect a different sort of period this month?

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Karybu
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For some women, the pill does shorten and lighten periods considerably. As long as you have some bleeding at some point during the placebo week, there's nothing to be concerned about. It's also entirely possible that your body is still adjusting to the pill - after a few months, you'll probably start to notice a pattern with your withdrawal bleeds.

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