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My last period was on time down to the hour but was very light, only lasting one day. I'm still on Levlen 28 and have been for about a year. My periods normally are light to medium bleeding, lasting 3 days. This last one is worrying me.

I've had to urinate very often and have had a headache for the past 2 weeks. I don't think I'm pregnant, but according to my grandma, I wouldn't notice anything right now.

Could my extremely light period have been implantation bleeding? My now ex-boyfriend who just broke up with me yesterday after 3 years has been my only partner. I'll admit, we did have sex unprotected except for my birth control. Could I be pregnant? I'm thinking no, but just some info. to calm me down.

The last thing I need is to be pregnant and my boyfriend having just broken up with me after 3 years of dating.


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If you're using the pill, you're not having unprotected sex. Taken consistently and directed, the pill is pretty darn good protection against pregnancy.

It's also entirely normal for our periods to vary a bit from month to month, and having a lighter period every once in a while is nothing to worry about.

That said, if you're spending serious time wondering about pregnancy, can't hurt to invest in a precnancy test. You're right: that break-up is enough to deal with, you don't need to have a pregnancy scare on top of it.

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