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SittingPretty12
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Hi, I've been on the pill for about 5 years now. I go on and off of it. My period is usually very heavy on it. In fact, my last one was very heavy.

I've been feeling a TON of discomfort in my abdomen area. I was a day late for my period, it came this morning with one LIGHT gush and now it's gone. I'm not bleeding at all anymore.

I've been under a lot of stress lately (dealing with school and depression), so I'm wondering if this can make it light even on the pill? I do not recall missing a pill and I did use a condom with my previous partner (not sure if any broke or not, but to my knowledge .. no).

The last time we had sex was February 14th. I'm kind of at a loss for what to do or think. [Frown]

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Stress and illnesses such as depression can cause a withdrawal bleed (the 'period' we have while on the pill) to be late, light and different from our usual bleeding.

You'd know if the condom had broken; they tend to look very obviously broken when they do - like a popped balloon.

That said, if you've been having a lot of pain, it's a good idea to get yourself seen by a doctor as soon as possible.

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Okay, thanks.

I took a pregnancy test at my university's clinic today and it came out negative. This is 27 days after we had intercourse. Is it safe to say I'm just having a wonky period? Was that too early to test? Thanks!

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NO, 27 days after your last intercourse isn't too early at all. WE generally suggest that people start testing 14 days after a suspected pregnancy risk; by 27 days you'd definitely know.

With your pain, though, as Ray said, I'd definitely suggest seeing a health care professional. Can you see someone at the clinic?

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Nope - that test was perfectly accurate, as we advise waiting 14 days after engaging in sex to test. So, providing you followed the instructions on the box, you can absolutely trust that result.

So yep, it's safe to say you're just having a different withdrawal bleed, which is common.

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Thanks! I didn't take it myself, a nurse did it for me. One last question I read somewhere that urine tests at doctor's offices are the LEAST sensitive. Is that true? Either way, I'm sure 28 days is sufficient for a test.

I'm sorry for so many questions! This is just a period unlike any other.

Thanks again so much for your input [Smile]

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Oh, and yes, I did present my pain to the clinic. They talked a little bit about an ovarian cyst and to see my gynecologist, so I'm going over spring break. [Smile]

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Tests at the doctor's office are the same as other urine tests, and they are very accurate. Glad to hear you've got an appointment with your gyn to sort out the pain you're having.

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