Birth Control/Possible pregnancy or peri menopause
I hope you are well. I am a 44 yr old woman and have been on and off the pill (Microgynon) for years and am pretty good at taking it, I am also a non smoker.
My question is this: On February 22nd I was on my placebo week and had sex with my other half (who had a vasectomy in the 80s) and since then I have missed 2 periods so took a pregnancy test after missing the fist one, which came back negative so waited to see if I would get my next period (which I didn't) so took another test, which didn't work, but I did get very light brown spotting. So rather than mess about taking more pregnancy tests I went to see my doctor who then sceduled me to have a blood test and I am now waiting to get the results in 10 days.
My stomach feels bloated but apart from that, I have had no other signs of pregnancy and am wondering if it could be the peri menopause? I am thinking that seeing as I am actively taking the pill and his vasectomy, it would be really unlucky for me to actually be pregnant?
I look forward to hearing from you and thanking you for your time,
Some women stop getting periods while on the pill. It's not a big deal. As long as your pregnancy test was negative, I would just keep taking your pills as usual.
If you prefer to have periods, you could ask your doctor to switch you to a different pill. However, not having periods on the pill is not harmful in any way, and some women prefer it.