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A 23-year-old female asked:

Dark brown bleeding lasting 9 days a week before period. one day was red, no bleeding after when i was supposed to have my period. on birth control?

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Dr. Jill Earl
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Change pill: It is usual to have irregular bleeding after starting a pill, and this can continue for 3 months or so. If you have been on this pill a while, you may need to change your pill to one with more progestational activity. Continue to take your pill as you normally would, and if this irregular bleeding recurs, go to your practitioner.

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