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A 20-year-old female asked:

I started taking micronor (norethindrone) birth control a month & 1/2 ago. iv been bleeding on and off for 3 weeks now? could this be pregnacy? or opposite? normal?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Irregular: Bleeding is not uncommon for the first 3 months. You are unlikely pregnant but if concerned get a pregnancy test.
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Last updated Sep 21, 2013
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