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i didn't stop taking the pill. but the bleeding occurred?

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I was on period on 19 December and after my period done, i started my birth control. after i finished my 1st pack, i didn't stop taking the pill. but the bleeding occur ed . I had sex during that bleeding moment. am i safe? and if i stop the birth control soon, will i get on my period again?


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replied January 26th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A30796
Hi,
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Since most of the hormonal contraceptives start giving you effective protection after about 2-3 weeks of regular use, you should have the protection if you had intercourse during menstrual bleeding/withdrawal bleeding. Chances of pregnancy are also less with intercourse during period time. Continue to take your birth control pills at scheduled time daily. Wait and watch for your next periods/withdrawal bleeding. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy and visit your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Stop the birth control use if you suspect chances of pregnancy or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
Take care.



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