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I've been on the pill for 4 months now and it went very smoothly with no side effects. I decided to skip my last period and continued with a new pack of pills without skipping a week. I'm now two weeks due before my next period. However, I have started spotting a few days ago, for the first time since I have started the pill, while also experiencing cramps. Can you please tell me whether this is normal? And that I'm not pregnant. Thanks!

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replied January 11th, 2011
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The spotting with cramps could have been caused by the hormonal changes inducing breakthrough bleeding. Since you skipped your period by continuing on active pills, it could have lead to hormonal imbalance.
Wait for your periods to start. Get started on next pack of pills at the right time. Other causes for midcycle bleeding include ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, PID, adenomyosis etc. Visit these links to know more about them before going ahead with discussion with your gynecologist: -bleeding-between-periods.htm cle-bleeding.html
Take care.

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