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Hi there,
So i have been on the pill for over a year now, and had a scare several months ago because i hadnt been taking my pill properly and took plan b when a condom broke. since then, i've been really careful with my bf, always condoms and havent had any breaks, and ive been religious with my pill. My periods have been regular, but slightly lighter than usual. I got my period at the beginning of the month, and today, with a week and a half left of pills before my sugar pill week, i had cramps and what seems like my period. Why is this happening? Should i be worried? Thanks.

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please respond asap.. i can;t stop worrying about whats up
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Hi, i think my post may have been missed or something? as i have not had a reply. Umm.. so i'm still on my period since Friday, which isn't normal. What do you think this could be?
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Sorry this got lost in the shuffle, peachess.

Even on the pill, it's possible for some cycle wonkiness to occur. If you took the plan B within the last few cycles, that may be the culprit here, otherwise you may just be having some breakthrough bleeding, which does happen sometimes.

Too, are you and your partner both up to date with your STI screenings?

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I had one about 6 months ago, and nothing came up. And I haven't changed partners. DO you think I need another test? It seems like a long period.. is that like breakthrough bleeding? Its been 6 days and it seems to be weening down, but it usually only lasts 4 days. Plus its about a week and a half early. Ergh, i donno. I'm taking my pills like normal/.
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I've had cramps pretty much every day, also.
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I'd say that if you are having lots of cramping with mid-cycle bleeding when you have taken your pills properly this cycle, and it's been more than a couple of months since using Plan B, it'd be a good idea to at least call into your healthcare provider and ask their opinion on if you should be seen.

As well, you tested six months ago for STIs: when were your partner's most recent tests done?

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I don't think he's had one for a while.. at least not that I know of. IS this a symptom of an STI??
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Unexplained bleeding and cramping can be symptoms of infection, yes.

Regardless, though, if he's not current with his tests like you are, it's important he gets so. Only one partner being on top of their testing isn't ideal: to assure everyone is safe and healthy, everyone needs their own tests.

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I know that this is probably my paranoia kicking in, is it possible i may be pregnant and have been getting normal periods everything month until now?
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Having a period really isn't possible during pregnancy. During a period, the lining of the uterus is shed, and it's that lining that is needed to sustain a pregnancy. So having a period and remaining pregnant isn't going to happen. To boot, you've been using condoms and the pill, which is about as much protection from pregnancy as you can get.

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Okay, so I made an appointment for Tuesday to see the Doc. Hopefully it gets all cleared up. I'm on Alesse (sp?) right now, and a friend of mine was telling me that she was on Alesse for a few months and then out of the blue she was getting breakthrough bleeding for weeks! So maybe it could be something like that? I donno, I guess I'll find out Tuesday. You guys are awesome, thanks!!!!!
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Hi, I was wondering, if it was just breakthrough bleeding, should I still expect my period at the normal time as well??
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....... Or if I will likely miss it because of the breakthrough bleeding ??
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