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Experiencing pink/brown discharge and spots of blood (only when wiping) during AND after taking antibiotics while on birth control pills. Normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.
Answered on Oct 27, 2015

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