U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Skokie, IL
A 28-year-old female asked:

Spotting red and brown 5 days before my period. didn't miss any birth control pills this month. i have slight cramps. could it be pregnancy? or what?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gabriel Aisenberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely, but...: is this the only time this happened? breakthrough pregnancy while on OCP are uncommon. Pregnancy tests are sensitive enough to catch an early positive if in doubt. Embryo implantation can cause "early mild bleeding" usually around the 21st day of the cycle.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 26, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.