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A 19-year-old female asked:

Started bc after last menstrual period. now time for period but seeing brown clumps and spotting some dark red blood. i this normal first time on bc?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There may be a: little hormonal imbalance as the process begins. The brown clumps are likely just old blood/ tissue being cleaned from the uterus.

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