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Brown discharge while on birth control

I am on for birth control (generic for Seasonale) which you only have your period once every three months. I have been on this form of birth control for years and have never had any problems. The last week to week and a half I have been having dark brown discharge (consistent with old blood) but this is very unusual for me (I've never had spotting or break through bleeding before ) and it's only about a month and half through the current pack. I still have about a month or more until I am due until my next period. I am consistent with taking my pill on time each day. I'm just concerned what this could be caused. I have an appointment with my doctor in about a week and a half but I am worried now. I've read different things online which I am trying to not self diagnose. I read it could be a sign of pregnancy but I am not sure and due to my period being regulated to not be monthly I wouldn't know if I'm "late" and the accuracy of pregnancy tests decreases the further away from your period you are. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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replied July 13th, 2017
hello,
Whatever might be the reason of this unscheduled bleeding, the pregnancy is nearly an impossible issue here.Forget about it and yes, occasional spotting or breakthrough bleeding is nothing unusual in long duration pills. It is your body's revolt opposing this long gaps of cycle and thus,either you have to accept it or have to switch over to common monthly pills.


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