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A 36-year-old female asked:

been spotting for 3 weeks after taking amethyst for 5 months (generic lybrel- birth control pills). is this normal & why's it occurring after months?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Spotty record": It is not uncommon for oral contraceptives to produce inter-menstrual spotting(aka "breakthrough bleeding"). However, generic pills seem to have a worse "track record for spotting" than the name brand. Although generics aer bio-equivalent to many name brands and prevent pregnancy, their composition varies and therefore the "spottiy record" of performance.

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Last updated Jan 16, 2017

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