A 30-year-old female asked:
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is this normal? been on birth control for 9 months. forgot a pill. doubled up the next day, but started bleeding. i figured it was breakthrough bleeding. have had brown discharge the past 3 days following. is this normal? now it's turned back into blood,

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
That : That is unusual given that you just missed one pill. It is appropriate that you took two the next day. Observe your bleeding pattern and if it doesn't resolve over the next few days then please be evaluated. If you are at all concerned about infection then please be checked, although the discharge sounds more like it might have been spotting. Your symptoms should resolve but if not then please be evaluated.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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