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period came 11 days early?

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I've been on birth control now for about 3 or 3 1/2 years now. My period has always came when it is supposed to although the last few times I've gotten it, it's been really light and only lasts like two days, its like its not even there. My last one I could tell it was there as it was a bit heavier. I'm supposed to get my period on Dec. 20th and it came on the night of the 9th. I'm just wondering if I should be concerned about it now or if I should wait until when it's supposed to come and if it doesn't go to the doctor?

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replied December 13th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A29402
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You can experience lighter bleeding while being on the hormonal contraceptive pills (seen mostly with prolonged use). The recent spotting/bleeding that you experienced could be a breakthrough bleeding. Wait and watch for your next periods. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you develop any other new symptoms, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for your period pattern changes and absent period. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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