Spotting and Birth Control

“I started spotting 2 days ago and I have been having cramping with it. This is my second time ever having spotting.My period isnt due for another 2 weeks. I am using birth control but we dont use a condom. Do you think I could be pregnant? Would it be safe to just take a test?”

A: “Spotting can happen when someone is taking birth control pills. If you have not missed any pills or taken any late, and have not missed a period, then there is probably no need to take a pregnancy test. If you want to put your mind at ease, you may take a home pregnancy test, just be sure to follow the directions on the package. If the spotting continues, you may want to see your physician to discuss other birth control options.”