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A 16-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have brown discharge and a little bit of blood instead of a period? i have no cramps and i take the femodene contraceptive pill.

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not uncommon: When you use birth control pills particularly low dose of pills a very thin lining on the uterus is created each month. When you take the sugar pills or placebo pills this lining begins to shed off and comes out as though it were a period.The quantity of bleeding frequently decreases and becomes dark very spotty as you've described. This is unlikely to be a problem. If you've missed pills spottingThe quantity of bleeding frequently decreases and becomes dark very spotty as you've described. This is unlikely to be a problem. If you've missed pills spotting like this may also happen at any time during the cycle.
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