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Withdrawal bleeding affecting period

If I had a good deal of break through bleeding in February, like two weeks worth, what is the likelihood of having my withdrawal bleeding on my birth control? I took my first of two progrestin only pills today then I have my two iron pills. (I'm on lo loestrin.)
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replied March 8th, 2012
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If your breakthrough bleeding had been heavy and prolonged, it is likely that you will have lighter withdrawal bleeding or spotting while being on the placebo pills. You might even miss your periods. However, if you suspect chances of pregnancy, look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. 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). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for the underlying cause for the missed/altered periods. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. 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.
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