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Ok I'm horrified.

So I just went to the bathroom and I'm bleeding down there. It seems to be period blood (brownish, heavier than real blood). It's enough to be a full period, not just spotting, and I'm getting cramps too. Cramps that are worse than my usual period cramps.

But the thing is... I just ended my period last monday. And I'm on birth control. So I'm not due for my period for another 2 weeks.

Why am I bleeding? Is it serious? Its 11pm, so I can't see the doctor until tomorrow afternoon.

I'm really really worried =(

Edit: I just realized I've forgotten to take my pill for the past 2 days (Don't worry, I haven't had sex in over a month and probably won't again until May, due to a long distance relationship). Could that cause the bleeding?

[ 04-14-2008, 12:02 AM: Message edited by: pixeldot ]

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That could indeed cause the bleeding. The pamphlet that comes with your pills should have instructions for what to do in this situation, but if not post the brand here and we'll help.
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I don't have the pamphlet, but the pills are Solia.
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From here:
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If you miss one dose, take it as soon as you remember and then take the next pill at the regular time as usual. You may take 2 tablets in one day. If you miss two doses (days) in a row, take 2 tablets for the next 2 days, then, continue with your regular schedule. Whenever 1 or 2 doses are missed, you should use a second method of contraception for the next 7 days in addition to taking the pills. If you miss three doses in a row, you should notify your physician or other health care professional for instructions. You will probably need to throw away the rest of the tablets in that cycle pack and start over.


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Thanks. I went to the doctor. They said the period was definitely caused by the birth control, and said I should double up until I catch up.
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If you find yourself forgetting to take your pills, you should try leaving yourself a note somewhere you're likely to see it every morning. If it becmes a consistent problem of forgetting remember that there are other methods that don't require you remember to take a pill every morning.

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