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A female asked:

This is my 2nd month of birthcontrol and i'm supposed to be on the 3rd day of my period and i just have a little light brown discharge.

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
That's OK: If you are concerned, take a home pregnancy test now and then in 1 week. Hormonal contraception always impacts menstrual cycles. You will have to get to know your body's behavior/pattern on the hormone(s). Also, if you are on other meds, they might interfere with the efficacy of the birth control. Talk to your pharmacist or doc about that if it is the case.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Nothing wrong: Sounds like a light period and the dark blood means you are at the end of your cycle.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Not abnormal: When you are on the BCPs your periods are usually much shorted and lighter. It is not unusual to bleed for just one day.

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