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normal brown spotting on BC?

i've been on birth control for about two months now. the first month was fine, but a few days ago i noticed that there was brown discharge. its lasted a few days, but it's not heavy. i dont know if its birth control related, or has to do with the fact that i haven't been taking it on time at all latley. im not sure if it could mean im pregnant maybe?
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replied November 16th, 2008
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Yes, its normal.

Breakthrough bleeding is common within the first three months of taking birth control, if it becomes a problem (a problem being you get annoyed with it or it doesn't go away-- it doesn't mean the birth control isn't working though) then speak to your doctor.

Just remember to use a back up method if you forget your pills!
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