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By Anonymous June 4, 2015 - 10:03am
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I am on birth control. I take them correctly. Today I had some reddish pinkish stuff on the toilet paper when I wiped with some tiny bright red specks. Could this have been implantation bleeding?

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Your symptoms could be PMS related.  With regards to breakthrough bleeding. Did you just start taking birth control pills?  Here is some additional information to assist you:

 Bleeding on the Contraceptive Pill:  What Causes it?

June 9, 2015 - 3:07pm

Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

The color and quantity that you describe sound like implantation bleeding.  Are you experiencing this prior to the time you normally get your menstrual cycle? Are you experiencing any mild cramping?  Do you have any other symptoms like nausea, sore breast , mood changes and/or fatigue ? Are you urinating more frequently?

Implantation Bleeding?

Make an appointment to see your doctor to get checked out.

I hope this helps.

Be well,


June 4, 2015 - 2:36pm
(reply to S Gillette Palmer)

I am in the middle of my second week of pills. I am having some cramping and sore breasts and urinating more frequently, and lower back pain. I take my pills religiously tho. Could it just be PMS? Breakthrough bleeding?

June 4, 2015 - 3:48pm
(reply to Nichole Jayy)


June 5, 2015 - 3:37pm
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