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Question: Birth control & your Menstrual cycle.


 cherryberry - Mon May 24, 2010 5:47 pm

Hi there,
i'm a 28 years old and have been on the birth control pill for over 4 years now. I know that birth control is also ment to regulate your menstrual cycle so that you get your period every month on the same day. So i was woundering if by chance i were to get pregnant while still on the pill would i still get my period like i normally would? or would i not get it that month, which would then of curse make me think i would be pregnanet!
thanks so much!!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:59 pm

User avatar Hello,
The wirthdrawal bleed that you get with oral contraceptives is not the same as a regular period. Nevertheless, if you became pregnant while taking the pill you would most likely not get a period. In a few cases, women get some bleeding after conceiving but this is usually light and does not continue month after month. I hope this answers your question.

Best wishes.

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