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RE: Discontinued birth control, bleeding, chance of pregnancy?

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I started birthcontrol lutera & was on it for 2weeks. The 1st week I took the pills on time & didnt miss any. The 2nd week I missed one pill and then another towards the end of the week so i stopped BC & start a new pack after my period. Since stopping birth control I have had a light amount of dark bleeding w/o any clots. My husband & I have had unprotected sex and hes cum inside me several times since stopping BC while I have been havin light bleeding. We are wondering if there is any chance of getting pregnant even though Ive had light bleeding now for 8 days and stopped takin BC for 10 days.
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replied June 8th, 2011

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Birth control pills are effective in prevention of pregnancy only if they are taken regularly and after stopping them the pregnancy chances are always present so there is a possibility of pregnancy.The bleeding which you experienced might be breakthrough bleeding because of stopping the pills midway which caused raised hormonal levels in a body.
If you were not on pills you should have considered using extra protection for prevention from pregnancy.Consider visiting a Gynaecologist for evaluation.

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