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Abnormal Bleeding and Pain?

To try to make a long story short:
Starting on 11/1 I started to have some cramping which felt like my period was around the corner and about to start ( Next period not expected until 11/12 )
I had some clear discharge tinged with a very small amount of blood that first day. Over the next few days, I started to have dark brown discharge but it wasn’t enough to fill a tampon or a pad. But the cramping was still there and very present.
It is now 11/9 and the discharge/bleeding has now changed to a bright red and much more constant. My periods are very regular and I am also on birth control which I take exactly everyday. I am very confused as to what’s happening because I do not think it is my period. I have no other symptoms expect for abnormal bleeding and cramping.
I have a app with my obgyn 11/12. I was just curious if any one has went through this before and what was the cause?
I should note that ovarian cysts/cancer run on both sides of my family as well as cervical cancer
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replied November 16th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This can occur in two occasions, while on pills.First,you have missed some dosage and that temporarily changed your inner hormonal balance.If not so,you need to change the type of pill and restart a pill with a bit higher estrogen content.Lastly,if you are not sure about the regularity of pill intake,do not forget to do a pregnancy testing first.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care


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