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Dark brown spotting, birth control pills taken irregularly. Pregnant?

hi ive been taking bc a long time. but i stopped and took my pills irregularly and when i felt like it for a month and a half and got no period for the longest time. during that month i had unprotected sex . so immediatley the next day i started a fresh pack , but i have been having dark brown spotting on my first two weeks back ( taking them daily as i should) am i pregnant or is it something else.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query.

no you are not pregnant.
taking the birth control pills created an imbalance in your hormones hence there was no occurrence of periods for a long time.the uterus requires proper amounts of estrogen and then progestrone to cause proper bleeding.

it is good that you started a fresh pack.and the bleeding you were experiencing is called breakthrough bleeding which is seen in many women.
it is not a reason to worry.but from next time kindly dont miss the pill and if you do use some other form of contraception like condoms etc.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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