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took 2 pills a-day for 2 days....still bleeding 10 days

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Almost 3 weeks ago i had my normal period on the expected day of my birth control. 2 weeks later my fiance and i left out of town for the weekend and i forgot my pills at home, we had our sexytime while away. When i returned on sunday i played catchup and took 2 pills a-day for 2 days. On tuesday last week i started to bleed, i thought it was just a hormanal imbalance from missing 2 days, but come 10 days later i am still bleeding, but not like a regular period, it is dark red/ brown, looks to have some sort of tissue in it, but not heavy enough to wear a tampon, mostly light days with a few heavy ones.. i am still bleeding or what ever it is and it does not have that period oder but a weird odor.. could this be a possible miscarriage, or something i should worry about? Or should i give it more time to go away, as i said before im on day 10 of this.


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replied June 20th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A36241
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The effective protection from the birth control pills will not be present, and you can be at risk for pregnancy if you have messed up your regular birth control pill intake, or have missed taking 2 or more than 2 active pills, or taken them late by more than 2-3 hours on 2 or more than 2 occasions. The symptom of dark/altered and prolonged bleeding that you describe could suggest pregnancy possibility, hormonal derangement, or even withdrawal bleeding due to missing the pill intake etc. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you have got abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, 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. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Stop the use of hormonal contraceptive if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
Take care.


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