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A 23-year-old female asked:

Heavy spotting for 10 days, during 2nd week on hormonal pill, no missed pills, dark blood, but bright red came out after sex. is this normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 36 years experience
Maybe: Birth control pill doses have become much lighter than they used to be. Spotting during the pill pack may indicate that higher dose bcp may be needed to maintain the lining of the uterus. Of course, other factors that are more serious may be at play. See your doctor for an evaluation.
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