Birth control questions!!!

Reply Thu 26 Sep, 2013 09:44 am
Hi, I am 17 years old and last year I was prescribed Junel 1/20 birth control. I've been taking it since then, skipping my placebo pills. I was told it was alright to do this. My last real period was in January, and I haven't had once since. I have never skipped a pill, and I've never had any issues. But this past Saturday, I started having breakthrough bleeding, and this has never ever happened to me before. I went to the doctor and she said I have no diseases, infections, and I am not pregnant. I went back today to change my birth control and I was prescribed Seasonique 3 month. She said to stop taking Junel today and let the period pass and then on this Sunday to start taking Seasonique.

My first question: Does this breakthrough bleeding mean I have ovulated or my birth control has failed? Could I get pregnant?

Second question: My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex about twice a week (we haven't since I started bleeding) and I wanted to know how long I should wait after taking my first Seasonique pill before I can have unprotected sex again.

Thank you!
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Reply Thu 26 Sep, 2013 02:52 pm
Call your doctor's office, ask them these questions and get some answers from people who know your medical history.

Be sure to also tell them you are having unprotected sex with your boyfriend.
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Reply Thu 26 Sep, 2013 03:41 pm
You sound like you have good communication with your doctor. Why not ask her or him these questions. If the doctor isn't worried, then I wouldn't be worried either.

Birth control pills are a pretty reliable form of birth control if you are taking them carefully and not making any mistakes (there a less then 1% per year chance that you can get pregnant even taking the pill; it is small but not impossible).

If you are worried about changing pill, using a condom during this time won't hurt anything and will reduce the chance of pregnancy even further.

I assume you already know that the pill does nothing prevent STD's if your partner is with anyone else.
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Reply Thu 26 Sep, 2013 04:19 pm
You won't get pregnant if you are following the instructions that the doctor gave you. If you're not sure read the instructions in the packet and/or ask your doctor or pharmacist. I've used one that needed to be taken for a month before you were covered but the one I'm on now only needs to be taken for a week. Just ask.
Reply Mon 7 Oct, 2013 12:21 am
Great! I like your comments. So nice suggestion. Thanks
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