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Old 03-28-2007, 03:12 AM   #1
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missed Loestrin 24 pill and bleeding questions

I am on Loestrin 24 FE. (husband has had vasectomy) I missed day 10 of the pill and took it with day 11 together. The next day I had cramping and started spotting 2 days after that. It has been 6 days now and I'm still cramping on and off with very light bleeding/pink on and off. I have a backache here and there too. Just wondering if this is normal to be cramping and spotting even though I made up the pill that was missed, albeit 48 hours later. Of course I have health anxiety so right away I think it's cancer. Any advice/help is appreciated.

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Old 03-28-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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Re: missed Loestrin 24 pill and bleeding questions

I take Loestrin 24 at night before I go to bed. On the 11th night of my pack for this month I fell asleep and did not take the 11th pill. The night of the 12th pill is when I realized that I messed up and took both that night.

I have been spotting with cramps since then and I and have 7 white pills left for this month. I'n guessing that I will be back to normal by next month with the new pack.


Old 03-28-2007, 02:39 PM   #3
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Re: missed Loestrin 24 pill and bleeding questions

I highly doubt it's cancer. Breakthrough bleeding and spotting is so common on hormonal birth control, sometimes you have it even when you take the pill perfectly. However, skipping pills and needing to double up the dose can trigger breakthrough bleeding and spotting. It may continue off and on until you finish out this pack. Hopefully, things should get back to normal next month. It could also be the Loestrin is too low an estrogen pill for your body and you may continue to have spotting, in which case you may need to call your doc and get on a higher dose pill.

Old 03-28-2007, 11:09 PM   #4
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Re: missed Loestrin 24 pill and bleeding questions

I am on loestrin 24 and I did the same thing. I didn't take a pill at my usual time at night, and I took it in the morning, and I spotted for like...over a week. it sucked!

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