Bleeding off pill



Hi there,
I finished my pill packet so took a break and had my period. After i finished, i restarted my pill but then after 4 days had to isolate due to covid so went back off my pill- and then started bleeding again? is this just a “second period” because of the hormones ? or is this a more serious problem?


Hello @bb13

The bleeding that you have on the combined pill is not a ‘period’ as such - the bleeding is the response of the lining of your womb to the decrease in hormone level. So when you stop your pill it causes a bleed. This is probably what happened to you after you stopped the pill the second time.

If you have continued problems with bleeding then you should consult your doctor but in a one off situation like this where you have a good cause then there is probably no cause for concern.

Many thanks