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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have been on my first pack of bc. started around april 26 (a week after my period ended). i am on placebo pills. first day of bleeding i passed a white tissue with blood clots. very painful. now i feel fine. is this normal? should i get it checked?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Starting oral bcp's "a week after period ended" may allow ovulation and conception to occur. What you passed during the "placebo" phase may have been an early "miscarriage". See your GYN physician for an exam. Oral bcp's should begin on the 2nd or 3rd day of an expected period to obviate possible ovulation.
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