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Spotting on day 12 of cycle, on birth control

Question So I've been on birth control for about 4 years now. I've had the same partner for 2 years and we do not use a condom. I have a calender with which I keep track of my ovulation, fertile days, and least fertile days.. and I go by it to find the "good days" to have sex. (I'm NOT trying to get pregnant) Well, I'm on day 12 of my cycle and I woke up this morning feeling kind of strange.. about 20 minutes after I got up and started moving my stomach started killing me. Then it made me feel nauseated. I could feel my stomach churning (as if I had eaten something my stomach didn't agree with) I tried to go to the bathroom but got nothing.. So I choked down some crackers and soda hoping it would help. It's been like this for about 3 or 4 hours and I just tried to go to the bathroom again, with no avail.. however there was a pencil eraser sized spot of blood on the toilet paper (from the front, not the back...) and that IMMEDIATELY worried me. I've never spotted before. Not in the last 4 years anyway... Can anyone please tell me what this might be? Does it sound like a pregnancy symptom??
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replied August 9th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Women have reported getting pregnant even while being on hormonal birth control use. The symptoms that you describe could suggest pregnancy possibility. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. If you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if the symptoms suggestive of pregnancy are persistent, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Stop the hormonal birth control use if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
Take care.



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