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On birth control pill, missed pill, unprotected intercourse, irregular periods, spotting

Hi, i ve been on the pill for 4 years now. This past month i missed taking 3 pills , each at seperate times. Thinking nothing of it, i continued to take the pill as normal and have been sexually active, using no other protection. However, a week before my period was due, i began to show a brownish/pink discharge which changed to a bloody discharge, on and off lasting 3 days. There wasnt much of it and i still continued to take the pill. I ve just finished my 7 day break and the same thing has happened again, though this only started a matter of hours ago and this time, the blood was brownish coloured and again, theres not a lot of it. Is this my period? It seems quite unusual as this hasnt happened to me before and my periods are always regular.
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

Irregular periods with brownish discharge occurs on taking pills irregularly. It will resolve by next cycle.

But still to confirm it i want you to do a pregnancy test with a UPT kit . It costs cheap and is available in all pharmacy. The instructions on how to use it & how to read the test is given on the Kit Box

Feel free to consult me directly


Dr. Som Biswas M.D.
Answered: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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