Re: Dark color blood when on period
When first starting out on the pill, you can experience all sorts of funny bleeding relating to timing, color, amount, cramping and clotting.
Usually your doctor wants you to be on your current dosage for at least 3 months before they will increase your dosage. The reason is that you should be on the lowest possible dosage that is effective for you and has side effects you can tolerate. If you are really bothered by bleeding during times other than when you're supposed to bleed, then discuss it with your gynocologist or call their office and ask to talk to their nurse about it.
Estrogen and progesterone which most pills contain can fuel the growth of breast, ovarian, and other types of cancers. This is one of the biggest reasons not to have too high of a dosage. Being on the right dosage doesn't increase your risk of these cancers much.