Does a withdrawal bleed on the pill during inactive week mean you are not pregnant?!!

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Does a withdrawal bleed on the pill during inactive week mean you are not pregnant?!!

Unread postby jan333 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:44 am

Hello, I am on combination birth control pills and I have been taking them for two years now. I tend to have anxiety over getting pregnant on the pill even when I am taking it on time every night. This has gotten much better and my anxiety has lessened. However, there is one thing that always freaks me out... I see posts on google saying having your withdrawal bleed (on the week of inactive pills) is not a good indication of not being pregnant. There are always mixed answers related to this and I felt like asking here was the best way to find out. So, if I get my withdrawal bleed w/ cramps the first few days, and I fill a full tampon. And usually, my period will last through Sunday, is this an indication that you are not pregnant? Thank you for your help.

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Re: Does a withdrawal bleed on the pill during inactive week mean you are not pregnant?!!

Unread postby Sam W » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:58 am

Hi jan333,

Yes, if someone gets their withdrawal bleed, then that's an indicator they're not pregnant. If you notice you're having trouble parsing what information is accurate and what isn't, this article is really helpful: Legit or Unfit? Finding Safe, Sound Sex Educators & Support Online.

Can I ask what you're doing to manage your anxiety around getting pregnant? For instance, are you holding off on certain sexual activities that pose a risk of pregnancy? Seeing a counselor to talk about your anxiety? Something else?


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