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Spotting Brown/Red blood on birth control pill

Im on Alesse and have been on it almost three months. My boyfriend and I planned a little get away out of town but it ended up being the same time as my placebo pills. So I researched about skipping a period by starting the new pack right away. Everything said once should be fine.

So after the first day of everything staying clear I noticed blood after using the bathroom but it stopped. The next day I was bleeding durring sex and now theres a lot of brown blood that comes and goes.

Is this normal? Could I be pregnant?
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replied June 11th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The bleeding that you are experiencing could be due to breakthrough bleeding. The conventional hormonal contraceptives are designed to let you have hormonal cycle similar to your natural one, hence you should avoid skipping your period by using them back-to-back without giving break for periods. If you need to skip your periods, visit your doctor/gynecologist for prescription of pills for postponement of periods (these should be started atleast 5-7 days before expected period dates, and you will have withdrawal bleeding/periods within 5-7 days of taking the last pill). Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. 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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