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Period on third week of pill

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This is my first month of birth control and I am just starting the 3rd week of orange pills and I've been having cramps and yesterday there was brown sticky goo. almost like a discharge and now im having a full blown period it's not just spotting because its heavy but its very gooey not like my periods have been. What is the cause of this, is it just another side effect of the birth control Aviane and what should I do

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replied August 13th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A15233
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Having brown discharge and spotting while being on contraceptive pills is common.
Report your symptoms to your gynecologist if the spotting is heavy and with altered smell and any other associated symptoms like itching, burning, discomfort.
Take care.

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