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Birth control early period

I have been on the pill for almost three years and my period hasn't done this for a pretty long time. I have three active pills left and my period is here and, like I've said, this hasn't happened to me in a LONG time -- when I was neglectful with taking my pills. I am now what you would consider a "perfect pill user" and that's why my period usually comes three days into the placebos. My boyfriend and I have had a lot of condom-less sex lately and I am worried this could be a sign of pregnancy. Is it?
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replied March 15th, 2008
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If you are on the pill, you are pretty protected. Since you had your period and you always take your pill on time, you are 99% not pregnant. When you have your period you bleed out the tissue that the baby would be implanting itself in. Bleeding is never a sign of pregnancy. It is okay to have condomless sex when you are on the pill. You are still 99% without a condom if you are taking the pill on time every day
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replied March 15th, 2008
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ON BC, you do not bleed out ANY tissue, that is because birth control ensures that your lining is VERY VERY THIN.

The ONLY reason you even get a 'period' on the pill is because you stopped taking hormones, it is simply a 'withdrawal bleed' from lack of hormones.

BLEEDING on the pill is NOT a sign of pregnancy.

I am a health care professional Smile

WHAT is it a sign of? WELL, WE do not 100% know. What we do know is that almost ALL women will have this at some point in her "pill" years, and it is common.
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replied March 15th, 2008
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Carifairy wrote:
ON BC, you do not bleed out ANY tissue, that is because birth control ensures that your lining is VERY VERY THIN.


Not necessarily true. I still bleed out tissue and I'm on birth control. Birth control pills decrease the amount of tissue formed, but it doesn't eliminate it.
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replied March 29th, 2009
the last period I had was feb 3rd. I take my pills everyday at the same time. I just got my period today on march 29th. do I continue to take pills even though in into my 2nd wk of them or stop? A friend said to stop now while i have it and continue when it stops. I'm getting married may 29 and don't want to have it then please help!!!
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replied October 23rd, 2012
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im on the nuvaring right now and im supposed to take it out a week and a half from now(friday ,nov 2nd). Today i started my period. Idk why i have and i dont know if this is normal but i would like some answers. Im going to switch my birth control to the pill the sunday after the friday im supposed to take it out. Should I take it out this friday instead and start taking the pill sunday? I dont want to keep having a early period.
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