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A 17-year-old female asked:

I finished 2nd day of placebo pills, i'm on my first month of birth control. my period is a very dark brown and light red? is this normal?

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Dr. Richard Wallner
Gynecology 42 years experience
Likely yes...: ...Your period will be much lighter on pills.. See your doctor if you are concerned.
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Last updated Feb 23, 2014

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