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A 37-year-old female asked:

Pcos on bc for a yearz. last pack i started a week late. this month missed a couple but took when remembered. all this pack have had brown spotting. red blood now that im on sugar pill. could this be caused by cervical cancer ? not pregnant?

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
PCOS: Periods and bleeding can be unpredictable with PCOS. There is no bleeding pattern that will reliably indicate cervical cancer. Make sure you are up to date on pap smears. Current recommendation after 30 yrs old is every 5 years.
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