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Wapwallopen, PA
A 22-year-old female asked:

A week before my is period due i have spotting when wiping then 1 tampons worth of blood and now nothing. i'm on birth control. is this normal?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Birth control can change your bleeding patterns, they typically make the lighter, shorter and less painful. You described pattern seems consistent with a birth control pill effect.

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Last updated Aug 11, 2013

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