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    Old 06-04-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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    Spotting While on Pill

    Hi everyone,

    I have noticed some very, very light brown spotting this week, which is the week before my expected period. I am sexually active and have been on the pill for about three years now. I was originally on Microgestin Fe but when I switched pharmacies about three months ago they put me on Junel Fe which is essentially the same thing with the same active ingredients. My boyfriend and I do not use condoms as we are monogamous and I am on the pill, but he does not ejaculate inside of me. About a week ago I also experienced a lot more white discharge than usual, but went to the doctor and ruled out chlamydia, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, and a yeast infection. Due to the spotting (which is not normal for me at all) and the excess discharge, I am psyching myself out over the possibility of pregnancy. Do you think I should be worried? I take my pill every single night between 10 and 11 pm and have not missed a single one. I am also nervous that if I'm spotting due to my birth control my pill might not be as effective. Thanks guys!

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    Old 06-13-2015, 08:25 AM   #2
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    Re: Spotting While on Pill

    Quick suggestion, make an appointment with a gyno and get a check up. Just to make sure everything is alright. It might a pregnancy or something else going on. Spotting while in the pill, could be something. Please get to a doctor and get it checked out. Hugs for today.

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    Re: Spotting While on Pill

    Spotting and breakthrough bleeding are the top most common side effects while being on the pill. Sooner or later, everyone who is on the pill will experience this side effect. It has nothing to do with pregnancy and it's not something you need to worry about. You've been taking it very consistently and correctly, unlike some other people who post on here (like the ones who forget or take it really late or whatever), so you shouldn't have any concerns.

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