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A 18-year-old female asked:

Am on birth control. stopped taking it 12 days into the pack to get period early. i got it now 1 week into my pack i'm havin brown spotting. normal?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably: The pill controls your cycle artificially and generally predictably. Any alteration in the regimen will usually result in unscheduled bleeding. Fortunately this is usually temporary and self-resolving. Be careful though- changing the regimen will reduce the pills effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.

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Last updated Nov 2, 2012

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