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Have lower back pain, mild cramping and light brown discharge. On pill for long time. Underlying cause?

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I have lower back pain, mild cramping adiminal front on left side and light brown discharge? I have been on the pill for long time
Posted Sun, 30 Jun 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 25 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
The mild abdominal pain and the brownish discharge that you are having could be due to an impending period. Since you are taking the pill regularly, pregnancy is not likely. If you have missed a few doses then this could happen due to a withdrawal bleeding or an early pregnancy. In that case, it is best to get a urine test done to detect pregnancy using a highly sensitive test kit available over the counter.
If you have been taking the pills regularly, then a mild hormonal imbalance can cause such symptoms. In that case, do wait for a few days and see if it subsides spontaneously.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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