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A 22-year-old female asked:

I switched my pills to a lower dose. i missed 3 and haven't took my sugar pills. i have been spotting a pinkish red since saturday and now its tuesday?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
….: Changing the dose of a birth control pill to a lower dose (usually means lower estrogen) or to a tricyclic pill (often has the work "tri-something" in the name), and especially missing pills cal all be a source of irregular spotting. This will generally self-correct as pills are taken correctly and the body adapts to the new dose. However, if pregnancy is a concern. Take a home pregnancy test.

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Last updated Dec 17, 2013

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