Medical Questions > Womens Health > Birth Control Forum

first blank day of the second month, but no bleeding?

Must Read
Birth control is helpful in preventing pregnancy. Need to know more about birth control? Start here to learn more about popular methods of birth control....
You have many birth control options. Each works differently. What are the choices and what should you consider in order to help you make your decision? ...
Each method of birth control comes with risks to your health. What are the general problems you could encounter?...
User Profile
I have been taking birth control for almost two full months now, today was my first blank day of the second month, but there has been no bleeding. Last month I started my period the week before the blank week, but also had some spotty bleeding during the blank week. I missed one day last month but took the pill the very next morning. I was fooling around with my boyfriend that night though and although he did not ejaculate inside me he did enter me for a couple seconds with out a condom. I have not had any bleeding yet this month and am very worried that something could be wrong (pregnant)? I have been very stressed and my life has been changing a lot in the last month so I thought maybe it might just be due to stress. I would really like a professional opinion though.
Can anyone help?


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied October 20th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A27903
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you were sexually active without protection during your first pill pack use, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely as the hormonal contraceptives start giving you protection after 2-3 weeks of regular use. However, the exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for underlying cause for absent periods. If pregnancy is suspected, go ahead with getting blood HCG estimation done to confirm/rule out pregnancy. If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation (including tests like blood & hormonal work-up and ultrasound scan) would be needed to identify the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you (based on examination and investigation results) to help you regulate your periods. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating gynecologist and report any unusual symptoms immediately.
Take care.



|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Birth Control , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.