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What causes brown spotting?

I had my period a week ago, and today I spoted Heavy brown. I know I completed my 7 days of period y I spoted brown? I am on birth control, I been on it for 4 months this happen 2 months ago. I was on my period non stop.. after that it was regular. Should I be worry?
Wed, 16 Mar 2016
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OB and GYN Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

If you are on the regular birth control pill and took those pill on scheduled time, then chance of pregnancy is extremely LOW to RARE (less than 1%).

Brown discharge may be due to old endometrial tissue, pelvic or vaginal infection, hormonal imbalance, effect of pill, stress etc.

Maintain genital hygiene properly and wait for next coming period. Do one home pregnancy test if you miss your next period to clear doubt.

Good luck and take care.
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