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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.

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