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No Withdrawal Bleeding on BCP?

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May 14th, 2011, 02:27 PM
amberjolie's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ontario
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Are any of you on BCP (particularly Ortho 7/7/7) and are no longer getting withdrawal bleeding?

I switched to Ortho 7/7/7 after being on Tricyclen 7/7/7 and getting some breakthrough bleeding (a couple of times lasted a couple of weeks). The first cycle on Ortho 7/7/7, had normal bleeding. The second cycle, just some spotting for a couple of days and then nothing, the third cycle, nothing at all, and now this cycle, nothing yet (and it's already been 4 days on the placebo, so it should've started by now).

I've tested for pregnancy (both HPT and blood test), and negative, so that's not it.

Just wondered if others have found the same thing going on? I do have some auto-immune issues, so it could be that, but I'm trying to see if it's just the pill itself that could be doing it, or not.

Thanks in advance!

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May 14th, 2011, 11:24 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,397
Everyone's body's responds differently to the BCP. *Usually* it will cause you to have the withdrawal bleed following the placebo pills, but is also works by keeping the lining of your uterus thin to prevent implantation. It's not as common, but sometimes the BCP keeps the lining too thin for much bleeding to occur. Switching synthetic hormones or dosages is also a significant hormonal adjustment for your body, it could simply be that.
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