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started birth control and I stopped. Will this affect me?

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Hi, my last period started November 24th and ended November 29th, well it started again December 3rd. I started taking birth control but I only took three and I stopped. Could that be the cause of another period so soon? The bleeding I'm having isn't like normal period blood, it's almost less think than period blood. Will this affect me getting pregnant? Could I even get pregnant this month? Help! Also I had an abortion two months ago, could that have anything to do with it?

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replied December 9th, 2011
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If you take hormonal birth control pills and stop after few days, you can experience withdrawal bleeding. The duration and flow of blood depends on how close your last/previous period was. The bleeding that you describe could be suggestive of this withdrawal bleeding which should stop in a few days time. If a D&C procedure was done after the abortion or an ultrasound scan done after it to confirm the uterus to be empty, then chances of your previous abortion causing the spotting/bleeding is less. If you have had normal ovulation and periods after abortion, and have been sexually active without protection, then chances of pregnancy are also possible. Wait and watch for your next periods and observe the current spotting/bleeding. If the bleeding persists, or if you miss your next periods, or if you develop any new symptoms, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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