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Hi there,
I don't think this is anything to majorly stress about yet.. but I think I am more interested in some piece of mind. I hope I am not entirely wasting your time.
I have been on the pill now for almost three whole months (I am currently in my third month's placebo pills). The first month I had my withdrawal bleed begin on the Wednesday, however it was much heavier than any period I had experienced before. The second month I got my withdrawal bleed on the Tuesday and the period was shorter and lighter than the first. This month I anticipated getting it this morning (it seems to come throughout the night) but it isn't here. About three weeks ago, I had sex with my boyfriend for the first time.. but we properly used a condom and I am on the pill so I can't possibly think I would be pregnant. I'm just curious as I was told that taking the pill would make my periods amazingly predictable. Also, this morning I have noticed a tiny bit of brownish discharge (I am thinking it is blood .. just dirty blood or something of the sort) .. This could all be normal right? Do I have any reason for concern? Thank you so much for your time...

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I used to think that being on the pill would make my period amazingly predictable too, but i've learned that that really isn't the case. Other lifestyle factors can still affect your period just as it had before you went on the pill.

Your chances of pregnancy are very small.

So far, i see no reason for concern.

If you don't start your period by the time you go to start a new pill pack, take a pregnancy test. If it's negative, continue on with your pills. If it's positive, do not start your new pill pack and see your doctor.

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