Period twice in a month on Birth Control

Anonymous

Hi ladies,

I have been on Birth Control for 6 months now, and this past month I got my period two weeks into my pill pack, at first I thought it was breakthrough bleeding, but it lasted for 5 days. I then thought I was stressed out, so that it why I got it early. However today is my second day on the sugar pills, and I am bleeding again. I am on Alesse. Is this something I should worry about? (Both times I had signs of PMS - cramps, tender breasts, bloating). Please advise! 
Jan 24, 2012 @ 08:59 am

14 Replies

AlexJC

Better Safe Than Sorry

You aren't alone in this- we've had a few forums on the same topic, check them out:

http://www.chickadvisor.com/chickchat/health/another-period-twice-a-month-question/
http://www.chickadvisor.com/chickchat/health/second-period-this-month-1/
http://www.chickadvisor.com/chickchat/health/another-period-and-birth-control-question/

I wouldn't freak out yet, this seems like something you should definitely bring up to your doctor though. When it comes to your health, it's always better safe than sorry!
Jan 24, 2012 @ 09:07 am
takoda

I had this

way back when I first started taking the pill. My Dr told me it was just
my body getting use to the hormones in the pills. It never happened
again, so I never mentioned it to him again. He did tell me if it did
happen again that he'd try me on a stronger pill. So go to your Dr, or
the Dr that started you on these pills and tell him/her what's happened
and that it concerns you. Its always best to talk to them then go by
what you read over the net. Most medical web sites that you read on line
will even tell you they're just giving you advice and to always talk to
your Dr..

Jan 24, 2012 @ 10:07 am
beachbabe

Make sure you're taking them correctly

Alesse is a low dose birth control pill and sometimes it's just not enough hormones for some people! So that could be the reason. You may need one step up. Also, make sure you've been taking the pills correctly. If you miss a few or are taking them at sporadic times the same thing can happen - you kind of end up with a period midway through.

But I do recommend bringing it up to your doctor! If you've already been on this brand for 6 months your body should be use to it by now.
Jan 24, 2012 @ 11:42 am
kaitlin1

been there done that


Ive been there on the same pills ......go to your doc, mine put me on 3 times the dose for a week secod week 2 pills a day and third week back to one a day and then she switched the brand that I was on and it never happened again.
Jan 27, 2012 @ 12:37 am
Anonymous

am i pregnant?

So I've been on the Mini Pill for 22 days now, I've missed a couple by some hours (no more than an hour or two) ... Anyways ... I think I got my "period" on March 13 it lasted for about 5 days. A few days later I got my "period" AGAIN on March 27th! What could this mean? Am I pregnant????
Mar 27, 2014 @ 03:25 pm
claud77

hi ladies

I am on the paraguard birth control and it seems that I always get my period twice a week the first will be normal by second time I get it. It is really heavy and I have to many cramps is that normal?
Aug 24, 2014 @ 03:32 pm
L.Hather

Really curious

Hello everyone , I had my period on May 16th and it lasted like my normal period (5) days , then May 30 I got my period again , it lasted for 3 days it stoped june 3rd I was in birth control for about a week , but me and my boyfriend had sex while I was on birth control , My question is , why did I bleed twice in one month and my second period was shorter than my first period ? Does this mean im pregnant ??????
Jun 07, 2015 @ 05:53 pm
L.Hather

REALLY curious

Hello everyone , I had my period on May 16th and it lasted like my normal period (5) days , then May 30 I got my period again , it lasted for 3 days it stoped june 3rd I was in birth control for about a week , but me and my boyfriend had sex while I was on birth control , My question is , why did I bleed twice in one month and my second period was shorter than my first period ? Does this mean im pregnant ??????
Jun 07, 2015 @ 05:55 pm
Vinylhippie24

I can relate

Hello, I am 18 and have been on the pill for about a year & a half. For the past few months I have been having my period 2 weeks in & then again at the end of my pack lighter than usual. I went to my Dr. the first time it happened & she switched me to pills with less hormones, but the problem continued, I think it has been 4 months since then. My boyfriend lives across the country so I only am active when I visit & it also seems that sex has become more painful than it used to be & my bleeding has started soon after & turned into a period. I am not sure what to do, every time I have seen my Dr. she says to continue taking these pills.
Jul 14, 2015 @ 08:41 am
Anonymous

......

So. I had my periods on September 17 and it lasted for a week. Before Sep 17 I took the morning after pill.
After that on oct 3rd I was bleeding again but it lasted for 2 days. On Oct 5th I had sex and took morning after pill again on oct 6th.
Then again I got my periods with cramps and bleeding on oct 12th. I'm still on my periods. If I have unprotected sexr right now will I get pregnant?
Oct 15, 2015 @ 03:35 am

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