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any side effects of switching birth control pills?

Hi, I am using Althea. I'm using it since February 2016. July 8, my 1st day of mens for the month of July. Took althea on the same day. I take my pill religiously. July 18 or earlier I notice some dark brown spotting. July 22 I had sex with my bf. July 25 I noticed a spotting again, not pure blood. It is accompanied with mucus or wbc i think? I got paranoid. I went to my OB last July 27. She said I am fine and that she changed my pill to Diane 35. I am on the 4th pill free day now from my last althea pack. Just waiting for my mens to come and take my new pill, Diane 35. I get worried, Is there a chance of me getting pregnant? I'm paranoid about that implantation bleeding as what others say. Never heared that before either. And will there be any side effects of switching birth control pills? Please help
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replied April 16th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Do not get tensed.if you are a regular pill user,there is no risk of getting pregnant.In few initial months of pill taking,there always exist few episodes of irregular bleeding or scanty bleeding.But this does not mean you are pregnant.You can restart the fresh pill pack.And do not get tensed again.There will be no such special issues apart from some uneasiness and scanty cycles.
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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