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Hi i'm on aviane birth control and i got my period a week early and now i'm on my sugar pill and i am still having brown discharge. how long should that last? will it go away when i go back to m active pill ( sunday)

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.

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