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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Loestrin24, Pregnancy, and spotting


 Qdogg89 - Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:37 pm

I am twenty years old and i have had quite a "wild" history with my period. A couple of month ago (about june-july) my period stayed on for three weeks. After i went to the doctor he prescribed me Loestrin24. I took the pills until about october and began skipping pills. I skipped about a week this pack and have been showing increased signs of pregnancy (tiredness, nausea, sensitive/growing/darker breast) however, i am mildly spotting. Could i possibly be pregnant? If so, wht is the cause of my spotting?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:05 pm

User avatar Hello,
Spotting is not a typical symptom of early pregnancy though some women do experience a scant, period-like bleed (pink or brownish usually) with implantation. Hormonal fluctuation occurring with irregular pill use could result in such bleeding, and even the other symptoms. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. These are accurate within a few days of when your period should begin.

If you are pregnant, spotting does occur in some women and it's just a matter of watchful waiting to see if a healthy pregnancy will be the result. If you are not pregnant and wish to avoid pregnancy you need to find a method of birth control you will be able to use as directed so discuss the compliance problem with your doctor.

Best wishes.

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