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Calliegrace
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Hey there scarleteen! I just recently started taking birth control about 3 weeks ago. I've been bleeding for two weeks straight and I'm almost to my pills that I need to take to be on my period, am I still gonna have that period since I've been bleeding for two weeks straight ? And am I still protected from pregnancy even with bleeding for two weeks?
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Sam W
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Hi Callie,

No, the bleeding will not compromise your pills effectiveness.

There isn't really a way for us to know if you'll get your withdrawl bleed when you take your placebos. When you say you've been bleeding for two weeks, do you mean something closer to spotting, or something that resembles a period? Because, while starting BC may effect your cycle, you may want to inform your healthcare provider that you've been having this kind of side effect just so they can be aware of that and make sure that this is not a side effect of something else.

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Calliegrace
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It's like having a lighter period for me, it started when I took one of my pills about 2 or 3 hours later than normal. I had protected sex, we used a condom and he did not cum. I just wanted to make sure I was safe even on the pill, if I don't get my period should I be worried?
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Even if you weren't on the pill, using a condom combined with the fact that your partner did not ejaculate means that the risk of pregnancy was extremely small to begin with. And taking a pill a few hours late won't compromise the effectiveness.

You can certainly check in with a healthcare provider if you don't get your period, but since irregular bleeding is pretty common when starting the pill, it likely wouldn't be a concern. It never hurts to ask, though! [Smile]

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Thank you so much! I feel a whole lot better now! 😊
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