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Old 04-14-2008, 12:26 AM   #1
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When can Spotting mean pregnancy?

Have a question for some of you. I wanted to learn some things before I worry my girlfriend over nothing.

She experienced light spotting the last 2 weeks before her period. She has been on the same oral birth control uninterupted for the past 4+ years.

I have heard before that spotting can be a sign of pregnancy? Is this the most common cause or is it more related to birth control?

If she still had her period after spotting, she is not pregnant correct?

Thanks for your opinions

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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Re: When can Spotting mean pregnancy?

Spotting can be a sign of pregnant when it comes roughly 10-13 days after intercourse. "Implantation bleeding" usually comes just before an expected period, and is rarely noticed.

If she spotted in the middle of her cycle then had a period it's most likely the birth control causing the spotting. If it keeps up, she should ask her doctor about it, but it's fairly safe to assume she isn't pregnant.

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:06 PM   #3
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Re: When can Spotting mean pregnancy?

Sometimes, when you remain on the same birth control for that long, spotting occurs because the body isnt getting "normal" periods while on b/c....it might be time for her to either switch pills or get off the pill for awhile...she needs to see her doctor.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:55 AM   #4
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Re: When can Spotting mean pregnancy?

thank you for the input i will suggest we go to the doctor.

 
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