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canda18
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I am on Loestrin 24 birth control and have been for 10 months. Today when I woke up there was some blood when i wiped myself after using the bathroom. Later on in the day there was a couple of spots on my underwear and there is a little when I go to the bathroom. It is pinkish and brown.

I havent done anything with my boyfriend since a month ago and even then he was just laying on top of me making out with clothes on, and I had a period since then. Today is 4 days before I am supposed to get my period, and I have had spotting all through the day.

What could be causing this?? I am getting worried and thinking it's not normal.
Any help would be appreciated! [Smile]

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Heather
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Have you by any chance missed any pills or not taken any on schedule? That's one common reason for spotting during the active pills.

But it's also normal enough for it to happen every now and then for no real reason, too, and it's generally not anything to worry about. You'd just want to keep an eye and be sure you're also up to date with your annual sexual healthcare, and that -- especially if you're not using condoms -- you and your partner are both also up-to-date with your STI screenings.

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canda18
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I always take my pills on time between 11 and 11:30 every morning.

There's no way I could be pregnant, right?
I am a virgin, I've never had sex or anything, just fooled around a little bit.

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If you've been on the pill for ten months, taking it on time every day, even if you HAD been sexually active with intercourse, pregnancy would be very unlikely.

But if you also have not had any direct genital-to-genital contact, then there's just no reason to worry about pregnancy at all.

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canda18
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Ok, thank you very much! I appreciate it!
Maybe its just one of those things that will work itself out.

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