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Does brown spotting mean im pregnant on birth control?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No, brown spotting: Is usually old, deoxygenated blood. Please take a home pregnancy test if you are concerned about being pregnant. Take care.
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