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Concord, NH
A 22-year-old female asked:

Been on the oral contraceptive since i was 15, i am 22 now.. i recently started my new month supply of pills and am menstruating again? what do i do?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous.
Last updated Oct 14, 2015

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