The mini pill



Hi I recently started the pill on the 23rd December and I had protective sex but the condom split I’ve been taking the pill everyday around the same time but I have been bleeding ever since the 3rd but there’s no blood in my urine it’s on my tampon and a little on the tissue it’s a dark colour sometimes red. I’m not sure what to do? Could anyone help me? @Dr_Paula


Hello @Katiew28

Irregular bleeding in the first 3 months of taking the pill is common. It is particularly common with the mini pill. It may settle with time.

It sounds like you have been taking the pill correctly.

If the bleeding continues it is worth doing a pregnancy test and a test for infection, just in case.

Many thanks