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Currently 15 days into pill pack and have noticed small amount of brown spotting. Cause?

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I am currently 15 days into my pill pack (microgynon) and have noticed a small amount of brown spotting. What could be causing this?
Posted Wed, 17 Jul 2013 in Birth Control
Answered by Dr. Achuo Ascensius 4 hours later
thanks for the query,

Microgynon is a combined oral contraceptive composed of two hormones similar to two reproductive hormones in the female namely oestrogen and progesterone.

It is a common feature or side effect to have spotting when using combined oral contraceptives. Sometime the spotting could be of considerable abundance or mild abundance resulting in accumulation of blood in the vagina which mixes with cervical mucous and become dark brown as it stays in the vagina. Such spotting presents with neither itch nor discomfort not pains and is not fowl smelling.

Another possibility could be an infection, in which case, there is discomfort or itch or pains.

To be one step ahead, it will be better to XXXXXXX a doctor for an vaginal swap which will be used to carried out a gram stain test, pH, KOH testing etc. in search of an infection.

Hope this answers your query. If you have further query, i will be glad to answer.
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