Q. Is spotting a sign of pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 31, 2018

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected sex on the 13th, which was two days before my periods. I got my periods on the 15th. After that, I had sex on the 31st. As I was in my fertile window, I took an I-pill within five hours. I started bleeding on the 6th and it continued to 11th. Bleeding was light but included blood and clots. From 7th, I stared taking Novelon birth control pills to be on safe side always. But now I could see very very light red color while wiping. Not sure why it is there as I am already on Novelon. Is there any possibility that I could be pregnant because of the sex we had on 13th and 31st?



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It is unlikely for you to be pregnant. First, you had I-pill which is highly effective and very less failure rate. Secondly, you had bleeding after sex. So, further reducing the chances of pregnancy.

The spotting is likely a breakthrough bleeding due to prolongation of the recent period as it could not be completed fully because you consumed Novelon which prevented emptying of entire content during the recent period.

So, I think there is no need to worry about it. All the best.

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