Implantion or Just Spotting While on Birth Control??

Updated on June 01, 2009
J.B. asks from Huntington, IN
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I am a little confused. I have been on birth control since my 2nd son was born in 2006. I am supposed to start my period June 4th, but yesterday I had some light pink bleeding. Its seemed to be gone as fast as it came. I am wondering if I can be pregnant and if it is implantion bleeding. Has anyone gotten pregnant while on birth control. My hubby and I were never really active in our sex life, but have been recently. Last weekend while I was ovulating had sex 3 times in 5 days. So now I am just a little nervous. So can I be pregnant??

After I wrote this, I took a test and it was negative. Did I take it too early? Now my light pink turned into my normal dark stuff before. So I am thinking I am not pregnant. I am not currently trying, but hoping to get pregnant.

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So What Happened?

Well it definitly wasn't implantation bleeding. I got my period, so NOT pregnant. Thank you so much for all your support and advice.

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V.L.

answers from Lafayette on

Hi. I've spotted on occassion while on birth control, but with no pregnancies.

We hear that birth control is not 100% effective, and I've known two of the exceptions. The doctor refused to order an ultrasound since her pregnancy tests were negative, and he told her to continue the birth control pill. She finally had enough of him saying she was imagining it and demanded an untrasound. Pregnant. She stopped the birth control and delivered a full-term, healthy son almost 3 months later.

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K.L.

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I had the same thing happen a couple of months ago. Who knows why it happens, but I was not pregnant. Obviously, if you don't get your period this week, you should take a test, but it is probably nothing. Good luck!

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S.D.

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Well, I'm a little confused, or maybe you are? 1) Birth control prevents ovulation *most of the time*. So, unless you are charting, how would you know you ovulated while on BC? 2) If you were charting and knew you ovulated, why on earth did you have unprotected sex?! 3)BUT you said you wouldn't mind getting pregnant, so maybe you have stopped the birth control and are trying to get back on a regular cycle?

I know tests say that they can predict pregnancy up to 4 days before your period is due, but that only works if you have an irregular cycle and a long luteal phase. Usually, if you get your period 10-14 days after ovulation, the test isn't an accurate negative until your period is a couple days late.

Anyhow, if you got your period and the test is negative, you probably aren't pregnant. However, I say "probably" because I had a full-blown 8-day period and a negative pregnancy test and when I was late the next month, I found out I had been pregnant after all, just had a weird post-conception period.

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K.N.

answers from Cleveland on

I have two bc pill babies and a depo baby. so yeah it's possible. more likely though all the extra action caused you to spot a little bit.

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B.B.

answers from Cleveland on

Hi J..

It is very possible to get pregnant on birth control. It may also just be a little bleeding from additional "activity." You are within the time frame that if you needed the reassurance you can take an early pregnancy test like First Response or Clear Blue Easy. I know what those little signs of blood can do whether you're hoping to be pregnant or not. I've gone through plenty of PTs myself!

Take care.
B.

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K.L.

answers from Cincinnati on

You shouldn't ovulate when you're taking birth control...it tricks your body into thinking it's pregnant so you don't release an egg each month. It's not 100% effective, though, so anything is possible. Take a pregnancy test! Good luck!

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B.R.

answers from Indianapolis on

Both of my kids were conceived while on the pill. I took it religously (down to the minute!), never drank, no meds.
Hope everything turns out how you want =)

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A.V.

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Even though I did not get prego on Birth control, I did spot frequently when I was on it. So, read the side effects of your med. and check if that is a possibility. But to be sure, maybe just do a pregnancy test cause I have heard of that too!

Good luck J.,
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V.B.

answers from Columbus on

The pill is designed to prevent ovulation although certainly it can fail. Most likely though this is breakthrough bleeding that is a result of slight hormonal disbalance. Typically your ob gyn would tell you that pill can cause breakthrough bleeding when you just start taking it and by fourth cycle or so it's supposed to go away. In my case this first started happening after 1.5 years on a pill. I remember going to the ob gyn and being prescribed three types of pill all with progressively higher dose of hormones, and all of them causing breakthrough bleeding after a few months. It's supposed to be harmless, but I hated the feeling and the idea of this being considered "normal". So we switched to condoms - a hassle, yes, but no chemicals in your body.

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