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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   period problem
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
Doctor :   How are you doing?
User :   hi i have a 28 day cycle and lately my period is startting with a brown discharge
Doctor :   You can proceed your questions here
User :   i have been to the doctor to start the pill as well this month with my period
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so on saturday when i saw the brown discharge i started my pill but till today i did not see any bleeding
User :   is something wrong?
User :   or did i start the pill for nothing?
Doctor :   Is the brown discharge started the same day when your period is supposed to arrive?
User :   i am sure i am not pregnant as i did not have any sexual relationship this last month
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is it thick discharge ?
User :   not really this month
Doctor :   Is it watery?
Doctor :   Is it not the same color as every month?
User :   infact last night and today i got nothing either no discharge nor blood
User :   no not watery
Doctor :   Do you have regular periods in the past?
User :   yes very regular evey 28 days
User :   is the pill working now orr i started it for nothing?
Doctor :   Actually the BCP should be started on the day of period
Doctor :   So I really doubt if it works
User :   so shall i keep on taking it now till next month
Doctor :   There would not be any problem as such by taking the BCP
User :   or if i see blood this month i start another box
User :   what if i do not see blood this month?
Doctor :   I would ask you to stop the BCP and start with another when the period happens
Doctor :   Start next month
User :   so i keep on taking it?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You keep taking the BCP
User :   but i am worried what if i do not get my period this month?
Doctor :   after the 21 pills there are sugar pills
Doctor :   you continue on them
Doctor :   so there will be sure a withdrawl period
User :   i only have 21 pills
Doctor :   yeah you continue on them
Doctor :   Yeah every pack will have only 21 pills
Doctor :   and then the sugar pills
User :   these i have to buy you mean?
Doctor :   No need
Doctor :   It should be in the same pack
Doctor :   Did you read the instructions on the pack
User :   no i have no other pills
Doctor :   Please do read them
User :   i am taking the yasminelle
Doctor :   Which country are you from?
User :   XXX
Doctor :   The BCP are made in different varieties
Doctor :   so let me check about this brand
Doctor :   Are all the pills same color
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok I think you are taking combined pill
Doctor :   It has specific amount of oestrogen and progesterone
User :   ok
Doctor :   to protect against pregnancy
Doctor :   The combined pill is usually taken every day for 21 days. You then have a break for 7 days before you start taking a new pack.
Doctor :   The combined pill is usually taken every day for 21 days. You then have a break for 7 days before you start taking a new pack.
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