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A 20-year-old female asked:

Started with yaz-1st time ever on the pill. since my period has ended my discharge is a very dark black-redish color every single day? been on it for 12 days- can it be this pill? no other symptoms. went for pap smeer month before, results are normal

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Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pill effects: irregular bleeding and spotting are not unusual when first starting the pill. As your body adjusts to the change, this will likely resolve itself. Usually by the time you have your next period and start your next pack, you will notice that your bleeding has returned to normal.

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