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A 24-year-old female asked:

i started birth control this month. i had bleeding the week before placebos for 4 days. only red 1 day. no period on placebo week. common or pregnant?

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Dr. Richard Hatch
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Common: Pregnancy can happen on birth control pills, but uncommonly. Get a pregnancy test - if negative, keep taking the pills as directed. Sometimes it takes the body a few months to adapt to birth control pills.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not unusual: Particularly if this is your first month on the pill, it's not uncommon for your period to be a little off. That said, a pregnancy test wouldn't be a bad idea either, just to be sure you aren't pregnant.

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Last updated Mar 30, 2016

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