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Burleson, TX
A 19-year-old female asked:

My period ended last wednesday, and i stopped taking my birth control, but i am bleeding, the blood looks like red gu. i'm not sure what's going on?

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Dr. Dallas Bailes
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Hormone imbalance: It's not unusual to have abnormal bleeding after stopping birth control. The red gu is likely blood that has started to clot. If you are not bleeding heavily and you have a negative pregnancy test then you are likely fine. If you develop pain or dizziness or are unhappy with persistent irregular bleeding you should see an ob/gyn to asses you hormone balance and or check for infections or cysts.
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