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Spotting after starting birth control

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on when: There are many different mixtures of pills. The main differences are the types and ratios of estrogen & progesterone. If you are having mid-cycle spot ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many possibilities: Spotting or irregular bleeding is common in the first 3 months of any new pill. Missed pills also cause bleeding, so be sure you're not missing, but s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you are late or miss a pill, you may have some spotting. Brown spotting is usually old blood. Best wishes!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many possibilities: Spotting or irregular bleeding is common in the first 3 months of any new pill. Missed pills also cause bleeding, so be sure you're not missing, but s ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Garabedian
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Dark spots: CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR AND TRY VANIQUA/HYDROQUINONE.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Side effects: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable blee ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Particularly with the newer and lower dose pills there is less margin for error. Missing even one day may trigger this sort of "break through bleedin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Spotting: Expected to a degree. When you stop your BCP you go back to your hormone levels fluctuating as they should. That stimulates your uterus and you will s ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good news!: No more light days pads! The pill is working!.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It can be normal. Make sure you are up to date with your check ups and let your doctor know it is going in so they can be sure there is no other cause ... Read More
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