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Spotting while on oral contraceptives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   about a month ago i took 2 pills in one day by acciedent and i had sex with in a few days after that. i missed my period that month. its about 4 weeks later from that and i spoted only one day this week. my period shouldnt come for another week....what does this mean?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr.XXXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   give me a min let me read your query
User :   ok no problem
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   im 18
Doctor :   you only spotted ?
Doctor :   and not your regular periods ?
User :   yes for one day this month
User :   and according to my birth control i shouldnt get my period untill a week from now
Doctor :   well since you had taken the pill so what it does it that it creates some hormonal imbalance's and that is the reason for the spotting
Doctor :   don't worry its very normal
Doctor :   nothing to worry about
User :   but last month i didnt get my period or anything
Doctor :   yes because the pill is a contraceptive and it prevented and now also its not that you got your periods. its only spotting
Doctor :   which as i told you is normal when women are on OCP
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   no thats all
Doctor :   ok take care
User :   you too
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