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Hello. my period was almost a week late and ir was just brown blood. i am supposed to start my period according to my birth control this week. any sug?

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Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Bleeding on bcp: Recommend pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. However, this could be very normal. Some pills can cause your flow to decrease significantly and sometime stop the periods all together, and that's fine. If you are not pregnant, continue to take your pills timely. Not bleeding on bcp doesn't carry any risk, & most likely will decrease your risk for unplanned pregnancy.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.

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