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QueenTay
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I had protected sex with my boyfriend on January 1st. He used a spermicide condom and it didn't rip or fall off. I got my period on January 14th and it lasted until January 19th . I also started my birth control pill on the 19th . I'm on week two pills and I have some bleeding going on (dark brown blood) is this normal? I can't be pregnant right ? I take Junel Fe birth control. 28 pills
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Hi QueenTay! Welcome to Scarleteen! [Smile]

Sometimes when light bleeding occurs between cycles is called spotting. For people who is starting with birth control is quite common. If you had your period (which from what you said you did), that's a clear sign pregnancy didn't happen. One can't be pregnant and still have periods. [Smile]

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I'm still having bleeding and it's the third day
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As Edith said, having some irregular bleeding is not at all unusual when starting the pill. It can take a few months for your body to get used to the hormones, and side effects should drop off after that. (If they don't, then talk to you healthcare provider, it's possible a different brand would be better for you.)

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Ok thank you both
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You're welcome. [Smile]

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If my period is due 9 days and I'm still having breakthrough bleeding , will it effect when my period is due
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If my period is due 9 days and I'm still having breakthrough bleeding (it's like period blood now, not that heavy but it's not light) , will it effect when my period is due
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There is no way we can predict how your body is going to react, I guess the only thing you can do is wait and see. As I mentioned before having a period is a clear sign pregnancy didn't happen but if you are still unsure you can always take a test to ease your mind. [Smile]

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