Information/Suggestions Needed, Please

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-06-2011
Information/Suggestions Needed, Please
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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:46pm

Hello Everyone,

Is anyone here knowledgeable about the birth control pill?  I have been taking Microgestin since my last baby - 3 years ago!  Last few months I have not been very consistent when taking them.  My LMP was April 24th and 30 days, slightly different than usual, thought I might be PG so I stopped taking the pill for 2 days, took a test - negative, played catch up with the pill.  Then Mothers Day weekend we went out of town and I forgot to bring my pills with me so I have not had any since mid cycle.  That same weekend I had some bleeding, thought it was breakthrough bleeding from not taking the pill.  This morning on the site I checked the ovulation calculator and at this time I am a couple days past possible ovulation.  If I use the bleeding I had last weekend as the start of a new cycle using 18 days, I would be ovulating anytime this week.  I was with my husband last night.  My question is, could I be correct in thinking the bleeding I had last weekend was just breakthrough bleeding and I will get the real deal when it is due or could it have been the start of a new shorter cycle?  Any information or suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Also, good luck to you all in your TTC, I hve been there and done most things with my first child.  Thank you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-29-2011
Fri, 05-17-2013 - 5:54pm

My guess is that it is breakthrough bleeding and that you are probably safe.