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Ok.  I will try to ask this question and try to make sense at the same time, so bear with me.

I have been on the pill since 6-8 weeks after my daughter was born (she just turned 2).  I have never had any unsual bleeding, abnormal anything...until the week of July 14th.  I had a very unusual bleeding.  It was red "spotting", not heavy at all and lasted only 2 days at the most (off and on throughout the day, not constant).  Funny thing is that I was not supposed to start my period until July 22nd or 23rd and I had not missed one pill. I contacted my OB because like I said I have never been abnormal, so it kind of freaked me out. They had me come in for some blood work.  While I waited (just in case of pregnancy or other issues) I stopped taking my BC.  DH and I did not have sex during this time. Over the weekend (the 19th) I ended up starting my period.  I went through the week like usual and my period only lasted 3 days (this is normal). Oh and the tests came back negative. (like i didn't know that) LOL!! So the following Sunday (26th) I started my new pack of pill...like I am supposed to and DH and I had sex that night.

Now...My question is...Is it possible that I could've conceived that night (the 26th)?  I looked and my ovulation period started yesterday.  From everything i've read, it is possible for active sperm to live inside for 5-7 days.  I never really looked much into it since my first child just "happened", so I am not exactly sure if its possible or not.
What are your thoughts?  We are not actively trying at this time, but will be in the next 6 months or so.

Thanks bunches!!!
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Anything is possible, but I must say, I think it is unlikely.  From what you say (if I understand correctly) you started your pack as you should have, on the first Sunday following a normal period.  We usually advise 2 weeks of abstinence on a new pill start to give the pill time to kick in.  So, you were pushing it a little, but you also were not really a new pill start.
If you were my patient, I would advise you to continue taking the pills as directed, and if you have any further abnormal bleeding ( or none at all when you expect to have it ) I would repeat the pregnancy test.
I hope this helps!
Good luck!
Dr B
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