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on bc after tubes tied, now i'm spotting?

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Hello, I had my tubes clamped a little over a yr ago. I have been having really bad periods so my dr. put me back on birth control. My periods have been normal being on the birth control. I had a peiod the beginning of march and about a week after my period i started spotting and its continued til this day. Its a light brownish color and only enough for me to wear a pad. I have had sore nipples this past week as well. also some light cramping which isnt like my normal period cramps. any ideas?

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replied April 7th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A21625
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The brown discharge could be due to use of birth control itself, or be indicative of infections, cervix erosion/dysplasia, presence of fibroids or polyps, hormonal disturbances, etc. If pregnancy is suspected (due to contraceptive failure and recanalization of tubes/slipping of clamps), then a blood/serum HCG test can be conclusive in confirming/ruling out pregnancy. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Get started on treatment as appropriate.
Take care.

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