i stopped the pill sunday, ovulated tuesday and now i'm heavily bleeding on thursday? is it possible i'm pregnant or no?
Person's Age: 32
Are you saying that you ovulated 2 days after stopping the pill? If so, how do you know that you ovulated?Which pill were you on?What date was it when you stopped the pill?How long had you been taking it? Thank you.
I was on apri. I stopped this past Saturday June 23rd then took an ovulation test Tuesday the 26th and got a positive smiley face. Been on pill continuously for endometriosis
When you say you stopped the pill Saturday, was that the active pills you stopped, or had you been taking the dummy pills for 7 days before stopping?
I only take active pills because I take the pill continously. So the last one on Saturday was active. Could I have gotten pregnant from that ovulation 2 days later? And how will this bleeding impact that?
It's not possible that you could ovulate 2 days after stopping the pill. Before ovulation can occur, it takes time for the follicles to develop and mature. Normally this process takes 2 weeks, although it can be less, but not 2 days. I don't know why your ovulation test was positive, but I'm positive it wasn't from ovulation. Even if you had ovulated, heavy bleeding doesn't occur a few days after ovulation, whether there was a pregnancy or not. The egg would only have just started dividing, and is not capable of causing bleeding. It's unusual to have heavy bleeding so soon after stopping the pill, although it's common to have a period, which is withdrawal bleeding. Perhaps the heavy bleeding is related to uterine fibroids or something else. I would probably wait to see if it stops like a normal period. If not, I'd see your doctor to figure it out. I don't think there is any chance you're pregnant, unless you were already pregnant before stopping the pill. I hope that's helpful.
Here's a bit more info:
I had some breakthrough bleeding at the end of May while on the pill. My ob advised I take a one week break and bleed (June2-9th) I went back on the pill to finish the pack from June 10-23rd. I went off the pill completely June 24th, had the positive ovulation test the 26th and have been bleeding. Couldn't the bleeding be withdrawal from the hormones?
Yes, I think the bleeding is withdrawal from the hormones. It's just unusual that it's heavy.
I've had heavy periods and stage 4 endometriosis so I'm not that surprised it's heavy. Even though I took a break from the pill a couple of weeks ago you still think the ovulation wasn't possible and you think it's virtually impossible to be pregnant? Because couldn't that break a couple of weeks back be considered a period then the ovulation a few days ago would line up better date wise?
I still think ovulation is impossible, since you've been back on the pill for almost 2 weeks. No development of the follicles could take place during that time.
ok. so just so i'm clear....if I was trying to track ovulation I would go two weeks from the beginning of this bleed? or should I wait until this bleed is over, and wait for a new period to start?
When a woman stops taking the pill, it's very difficult to predict just when she will ovulate. Most women don't ovulate for about 1 month after stopping the pill, which is why most women won't get their next period for about 6 weeks. However, it varies a good deal. In general I recommend that women not try to track ovulation until after they've had their first period off the pill. It saves a lot of ovulation tests.
30 years experience in OB/GYN including teaching students.
So this isn't a period then...just withdrawal bleeding, correct? If all goes according to plan I should stop the withdrawal bleeding soon then wait for a real period to track ovulation?
Thank you. I just spoke with my friend who's a PA and she's not convinced that I didn't ovulate Tuesday because I took a break in my pill pack. She said to try a pregnancy test next weekend. Would that be at all possible?
A pregnancy test often won't be positive for 2 weeks after conception, although it can be sooner. To save money on pregnancy tests, I would wait about 2 weeks from when you think you ovulated.
ok, thank you. However, in you're professional opinion you feel confident that I'm not pregnant?