I have been dating this guy for months. We have had sex about 5 times in the past 2 weeks. 1 day after my period ended, then the other 4 times on my white and light blue pills. I have been on BC for 2 years and take it every day at 9:00am. He even uses a condom.
I noticed today that I am bleeding a little bit. Is it implantation bleeding?
My "ovulation" window is May 4-9. We have only had sex 1 time during this window so I don't think it would be implantation bleeding. I am just a little worried. Thanks so much!
OMG you don't understand your body or how birth control works. You do not ovulate when you're on the pill or other hormonal birth control. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy. Implantation bleeding is something that I never heard of until the internet and its not common. I'm still not convinced there is such a thing. All you're experiencing is a little break thru bleeding from the pill.
You DO NOT ovulate when you are on the Pill. If you are using both a condom and the Pill, it is almost impossible to become pregnant! You are just having a bit of breakthrough bleeding. Are you on antibiotics by chance?
I think it is normal for the first thing to pop into a persons mind is pregnancy. And, it sounds like you are taking the best precautions you can to avoid becoming pregnant. With you on birth control (especially for two years) and his use of a condom, pregnancy would be really unlikely. You did not specify if you ever forget or skip your pills or if he uses a condom consistently, but I am going to assume that you do for my response. My questions to you are 1. How long have you guys been sexually active? I know you said you've been dating for months but that doesn't always mean your sexually active. You also mentioned the amount of sex you had in the past two weeks, but I don't know if that is the only sex you have had with him.
2. Have you had breakthrough bleeding before? How often do you experience bleeding during the month when your not scheduled to? It doesn't sound like this has happened to you before or else at least not while you have been sexually active. 3. Do you have any additional symptoms? Vaginal discharge, burning when you urinate, odor, or itching? How about abdominal cramping or fever? 4. Have you been having "rough" sex, meaning is it possible you may have torn or rubbed raw? 5. How much blood are you talking about? Has it stopped? Is it consistent? What color is it? bright red or darker?
These are important questions for many reasons. It is very possible you have a vaginal infection that is causing the bleeding. When was the last time you and he were tested for STDs? You can have some STD infections for a long time without any symptoms. I have talked to many women, especially who were diagnosed with chlamydia, that the first sign they had was bleeding not associated with their period. Definitely get checked. Not all infections are sexually transmitted, but to know for sure you need to see a medical provider for testing. There are many other reasons for breakthrough bleeding. If you are not well lubricated during intercourse you can rip a little. I urge you to go into your doctor and get checked out. You need an exam, because somethings a provider needs to be able to look at inside (lesions, sores, ect... ) If you have more questions or need to talk, feel free to contact me privately. Good luck, Kim
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