U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 28-year-old female asked:

On nikki bc have been for months. clotting and brown blood on cycle day 6. this period was very light and still spotting. only go 4 days usually?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Can be normal: First, are you taking it regularly and have you had unprotected sex? It does not sound like you could be pregnant, or that that would be a cause of the irregular period, but something to keep in the back of head. This is, however, most likely due to some hormonal fluctuation within your system despite the BC. See what your next cycle does and if it is still a problem, see your Gynecologist!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 11, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.