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Pregnant on the pill?

Hello. I'm 19 years old and have been on the pill for 2 years now. I'm really, really good at taking them every day at the same time. I take them at 12:30pm every day and never had any problems with it except when I tried to skip my period, but that didn't work so I went back to taking my sugar pills. Anyways, that was a long time ago. My periods have been really regular except for this past month. On October 8-11 I got my period. On the 25 to the 2nd of November, I had really heavy brown discharge with also a little bit of light blood. And now it's sunday and my sugar pill week has passed and I did not get my period. I don't feel different at all. My boobs aren't sore or anything like that.

I just started a new pack even though I didn't get my period. Why did I have brown discharge with a little bit of blood for almost 10 days and didn't get my period? Please help me.
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Take a pregnancy test. Even when taken correctly the pill is only really about 93% effective
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I know that the pill is 93-99.9% effective. And that is, obviously, if you take your pill every day and don't miss any. And I don't. But I have no idea why I had brown discharge for almost 10 days and then didn't get my period at all.
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Brown discharge could have been implantation bleeding.  Do a test
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My sister got pregnant while on the pill.
10504858 tn?1423544346
Take a test right away because you don't want to be taking the pill if you're pregnant. But you could've just had a weird period, stress and other things can cause it. You're probably fine, I doubt you're pregnant. But take a test just to be sure
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Implantation bleeding is only spotting for 2-3 days, right? I had really dark brown discharge and really heavy for more than a week.
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Was she really good at taking her pills? :(
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Hopefully it was just a weird period, because I'm kind of freaking out and I'm scared to take a pregnancy test...
10504858 tn?1423544346
That doesn't sound like implantation bleeding, it sounds like a weird period. So many things can trigger that. I honestly doubt very much that you have anything to worry about. But you do need to take a test because since you're on the pill, you won't get another period for 4 more weeks, and that's too long to be unknowingly feeding those hormones to your baby. Just take a test, like I said, you probably aren't pregnant
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Take a pregancy test... your most likely pregnant.. it is possible to get pregnant while on birth control... I know this cuz in January on my first pregancy (before I misscarriaged). I was on birth control and I still got pregnant... they should of told you that you have up to a 25% chance of still getting pregnant...
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You come here for advice but it sounds like you're in denial. We are not doctors and even they can not give you a diagnosis without blood work or a pee test. Implantation bleeding could be short or long or you might not have any. Also some people spot while pregnant consistently for a week or longer it looks like that. Just take a few tests. Yes a few. I was pregnant and took a test a day before the doctor checked and it said negative.
13167 tn?1327194124
parry,  I'm sorry for your loss.   Very sad.

But it's not true that if you reliably take a birth control pill as directed,  you have 25% chance of getting pregnant.   The billings mucous (rhythm method) is more reliable than that,  even.

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Take a test hun good luck take a test
10504858 tn?1423544346
Birth control is extremely effective. Like 98% if you take it properly and never mess up. BUT anything is possible and yes, women have become pregnant on the pull. Since there's no way to know without a test, you just need to take one. That's the best advice anyone on here can give you.
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I was on the pill and I took it around the same time every day and didn't skip any, yet here I am 21 weeks pregnant.  It's not 100% effective so take a test to be sure.
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Did you happen to take antibiotics?  Both of my younger sisters (25 and 21) fell pregnant while on the pill because they were on antibiotics.  They weaken the effectiveness of the pill.  Taking a test is the only way you will know. Good luck!
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No, I know all about interactions because I'm always so paranoid about getting pregnant. :( I didn't do anything different this month than any other month. I just had really dark brown discharge for more than a week and thenon my inactive week (which ended today), my period just didn't come at all.
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I know that there is always a chance but I chose the pill for a reason. I read in so many places and also my gynecologist told me that if you take the pill correctly, it is as effective as the surgery to not have kids. And I am so good at taking them. So I shouldn't be pregnant. I'm so scared.
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I am not trying to be in denial. I am just do scared and I am sexually active, and we do only use the pill. But that's only because I know that it works. I've never had any problems with it before...
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Instead of freaking out, just take a test. If it comes back negative thats great, since it seems you do not want a baby at the moment. If it comes back positive then you'll have some choices to make concerning what to do next. Or, you can wait the entire month to see if you get your period. But that could cause you to stress to much about it.
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I've been thinking about it. I'm not sure if I want to take a test or wait until the end of this pack to see if my period was just weird or something. And yeah, I don't plan on having kids, ever. My boyfriend and I really don't want kids. I just got on the pill because its more effective than condoms.
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I would take a test because even though your on the pill you can still have that possibility of getting pregnant. All 3 of my younger brothers were birthcontrol babys.
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I took the pill for years and would randomly get brown discharge. Just old blood.  Your not pregnant
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So does that mean that that was my period? My boyfriend keeps telling me that the brown discharge that I had was my period and keeps telling me that I'm freaking out over nothing. But I don't know.
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