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Scarlett121
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I've been taking birth control for a month now. I've had issues with my period of a year. And my doctor put me on them in hopes of forcing a withdrawl bleed.
Before that, I was worried I was pregnant.
I got the birth control, and now I'm on placebo, and I have my period.
Is it possible to be pregnant with a withdrawl bleed, or no?

Thank you.

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Did you tell your doctor about your pregnancy risk before they prescribed the pill for you? Potential pregnancy risks really should be cleared up before one starts taking the pill.

That said, if you are experiencing a withdrawal bleed during the placebo week, it is safe to assume that you are not pregnant. If you want some extra peace of mind, you can also just take a pregnancy test.

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Johanna
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Scarlett121
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Yes, we did discuss it. I even got a blood test. She later e-mailed me and told me it was negative. But through an e-mail, I didn't trust it very much. So I was still a little hesitant.

but, I'm bleeding like a normal period right now. I'm good to go and forget about it?

Thanks again.

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Blood tests are very accurate, so there's no reason to distrust that. But if you don't feel comfortable receiving results via e-mail, you can always just also give your doctor a call and have them confirm the results.

So, between the negative test result and your withdrawal bleed, you are not pregnant.

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Thank you.
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