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A 19-year-old female asked:

i've been on camrese birth control for 4 years. this last week i've been spotting every day. i don't use other contraceptives. what could be going on?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Can be normal: You develop a very thin uterine lining with birth control pills, which makes it safer from abnormal thickening. Talk to your doctor, they might have you stop your pills for a short few days, to allow the lining to thicken slightly, or add a small amount of estrogen. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor

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