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Period mid cycle? MamaAkemi Due September 5; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Bowie, MD, United States 963 posts
3rd Dec '12

I had my Mirena taken out on Aug 2 and immediately started the pill when I got it taken out. Ever since starting the pill, everything has been great. My periods have been on time and they varied from very light to normal for me. I had no question as to when they would start. My last period started on 16 Nov, a day late and nothing to worry about.

Well, on Friday 30 Nov, I started bleeding. I had barely noticeable cramps and low back pain, which I attributed to my workout that morning. It let up by bedtime so I thought it was just ovulation bleeding (even though I know BC pills are supposed to prevent that). Saturday I continued bleeding and it was a little heavier. Yesterday, continued bleeding. Now it seems like I'm having a period from the way I'm bleeding.

My question is WTH? I've never had mid-cycle bleeding, especially on the pill. I've taken it at the same time and haven't missed a dose. I don't know what to think of it. Some stories or advice would be great. I'm just confused right now.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3077 posts
status 3rd Dec '12

Ugh I had this happen a month or two ago. Got my period on the inactive pills as usual then a week or so later I took an active pill a few hours late, the next morning I woke up with my period heavy as and it lasted 10 freaking days! I only finished it a few days before my next inactive pills started and when they did I bled for 2-3 days really light.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
3rd Dec '12

-since hormonal bc dont always prevent ovulation , they also ''work'' by altering the lining of the uterus and can cause ''failed implantation'' if an egg happens to be fertilized.
-you may have gotten a defective pack of pills or ones that werent stored at the proper temperature causing them to be ineffective .



- a cyst could be the cause of the bleeding .......there are 2 many variables , u should checkin w/your dr
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MamaAkemi Due September 5; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Bowie, MD, United States 963 posts
3rd Dec '12

If the bleeding continues more than a week, I'll go to the doctor. I just found this unusual.

I know they'll most likely tell me that this can happen and come back in a week if I'm still bleeding. The bleeding is like a normal period and I'm not soaking through any pads. I read that ovulation can cause bleeding or excess estrogen can cause bleeding too.

Thank ladies.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3077 posts
status 3rd Dec '12
Quoting MamaAkemi:" If the bleeding continues more than a week, I'll go to the doctor. I just found this unusual. I know ... [snip!] ... soaking through any pads. I read that ovulation can cause bleeding or excess estrogen can cause bleeding too. Thank ladies."


When it happened to me i figured it was "breakthrough bleeding" from what i read.