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Do women get a real period on birth control and can it differentiate...

Hello:

I know that when a women takes birth control, the last week which is a placebo week is when a women gets her period. Is this a real period? I ask because if a women is on the pill and she misses her period, this can mean she is pregnant. But if this isn't a period, then I am a little confused.

If a women gets this fake period, since maybe it isn't a period, can she still be pregnant? Will this fake period come either way pregnant or not?
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Every woman is different off the pill, and every woman has her own response to it.  Generally it is lighter and shorter.  It's not a fake period, it's just lighter due to hormones being different.  If she gets pregnant, she will probably not have a period at all, but there are no hard and fast rules with women.  
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