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Trippy
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Hi, just wondering if you could help me out with this...

I've been on the pill now for almost five years now (microgynon) and for as long as I can remember my withdrawal bleeds have been like clockwork - always arriving on a sunday and then I start my pills again on the wednesday. However this month, while I did start my bleed on sunday, yesterday, it seems a bit lighter than normal. I started a bit later than usual on the Sunday as it tends to happen in the morning but this time was probably late afternoon, and it just seems generally lighter. Not so light that its just brownish discharge, its still an actual bleed, just lighter....

I just scared myself by immediately jumping to the idea it could mean I was pregnant (my mum kept havig periods when she was pregnant with me and my brother, so I worry I've inherited this!) and was hoping for some reassurance...hopefully anyway!

Thanks,

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September
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Our bodies aren't machines, and even someone who gets their withdrawal bleed like a clockwork can sometimes have a bleed that looks a little different.

If you're super-worried, you can take a pregnancy test, of course. But all on its own, a lighter withdrawal bleed isn't something to be concerned about.

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Trippy
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Okay, thanks [Smile] I think I'll be fine, I won't bother with a test, maybe if its a bit odd next time, but thank you for reassuring me [Smile]
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