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dark bleeding during period.

over the past 2 months i have been taking birth control pills and during that time before my periods i have had terrible cramps. my periods have been also really dark but not heavy bleeding. my first period taking the pills it was 2 days late but then started and it was dark blood. my last period was dark blood again but started on time but ended 3 days early than it was suppose to. so now im experiencing crampping again. so if you could help me out that would b great! thanks!
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First Helper yamahaha123456

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replied January 31st, 2011

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Birth control pill intake is associated with various common side effects as irregular bleeding,spotting,breakthrough bleeding,weight gain,abdominal cramping,bloating,headaches,fatigue etc.These effects usually persist for about three months as the body adjusts itself to the hormonal chnages though the bleeding may be reduced while on pill use.
If the bleeding becomes very heavy or cramps are very severe kindly visit your Healthcare Provider for evaluation.

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