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Can birth control cause brown spotting before period

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
No problem: If the spotting is occurring during the time you'd otherwise expect a "period", it's nothing to worry about--for many women who've been on the pill fo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibilities: There are several things that can cause irregular periods including stress, weight, diet, or exercise changes, medicines, or diseases such as PCOS, th... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably: The pill controls your cycle artificially and generally predictably. Any alteration in the regimen will usually result in unscheduled bleeding. Fortun... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 49 years experience
Menstrual: this sounds like pre-menstrual spotting and bleeding. This also depends on your age, menstrual cycle. and recent sexual activity. Monitor your cycles ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stanley Swaby
Obstetrics & Gynecology 28 years experience
Maybe normal.: Your wife should do a pregnancy test to exclude pregnancy. Spotting maybe normal with an iud especially with the paragard (copper) iud. It is also com... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Brown spotting: Not uncommon. If you are not having any pain or fever and the spotting resolves this is normal. Typically it is the lower aspect of your endometrial... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Most likely: This is what we call break through bleeding. A common side effect of birth control pills. If you miss your period, take another pregnancy test.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Period: If you were supposed to start your cycle this week and now you are experiencing vaginal bleeding then it sounds like everything is working out as expe... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly: Take a home pregnancy test if your late. It should be positive by about a week late. If negative, repeat in one week.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has bee... Read More
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