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How long does break through last ?

Hi. I m 21 year old female and missed one of my birth control pills over a week ago. I began spotting which I figured would be normal but its lasted for over a week now even though I ve continued to take my birth control normally. I have never had a history of this. I m assuming its break through bleeding but its a brown color, never a pink or red. Is this color normal and how long does breakthough bleeding usually last?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Mar 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic. It looks like breakthrough bleeding but you have not mentioned when did you start your contraceptives and whether you had unprotected intercourse before starting contraceptives. If you had unprotected intercourse then chances of it being implantation bleeding are there. But if the answer is no then it is breakthrough bleeding due to contraceptive pills. It is normal for this kind of bleeding to be brown in color and can last for several days.

Hope it helps you. Regards.

Answered: Wed, 9 Mar 2011
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