I have been taking Sprintec now for 3 months and was on the white pills and started my period within 24 hours, then I had unprotected sex and my period stopped the following day leaving me with only 2.5 days of a period. I was also bleeding nearly the entire 3 months but now I am worried about pregnancy because my vaginal discharge is white and thick. Could I be pregnant?
Had unprotected sex while on the first set of white pills after 3 months. Was I protected?
- 16 Dec 2012 by notsurewhy23
- 16 December 2012
- sprintec, birth control, contraception, sex, period, unprotected sex
Added 16 Dec 2012:
I have also noticed an increase in appetite, however I know that is a normal side affect which I have not had much of and I feel bloated. Time of intercourse was 2 weeks ago.
Birth Control pills (and nuvaring) work 3 ways. They prevent ovulation. They decrease the lining of the uterus, and they thicken the mucous at the cervix.
This means that if you take your pill every day at roughly the same time, you will not get pregnant. There are some medications that decrease the ability of the pill to work. One of them is antibiotics, so that if you’re on them you should use a backup method of birth control.
You will not get pregnant when you are on the inactive pills. YOU DO NOT OVULATE WHEN ON THE PILL.
You may have a very light or even no period from time to time because of the decrease in uterine lining.
You do not ever need to take plan B. The only reason for condoms when on the pills is to prevent STDS.
If you forget a pill your chances of getting pregnant increase slightly. The more pills your forget, the more your chance of pregnancy.
When first starting the pill you need to use back up birth control for at least the first week. After you start the pill, when you have your period has nothing to do with taking the pill. You just keep taking them one pack after the other. You do not stop them if you start spotting, you do not stop them if you don’t have a period, bleeding has nothing at all to do with when you take your pills, once you’ve started them.
- Sprintec Information for Consumers
- Sprintec Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sprintec (detailed)
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