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Cramping spotting/bleeding 6 days before my period? Never happened before!!!

By Anonymous May 25, 2011 - 4:28pm
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I have been on birth control (ortho tri cyclen lo) for about 3 months now!! I have never missed a pill and I take them same time every day!!.. But lately I have been having some spotting/bleeding for about 4 days now and menstrual cramps(I have 5 days until I get my cycle) and i usually have cramps around this time!!!.. I took a pregnancy test not pregnant(and I don't think I am)..I have Never had any spotting/bleeding like this before and its kinda freaking me out!!! it started light and now its a little heavier but its not my period??!! Help?? Do you think its something serious and has anyone ever experienced this before??....

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this is happened to me at this moment i am so worried anyone can help!!!

February 6, 2015 - 12:26pm
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Hello Anonymous,

As I mentioned in my reply to the person with the original question, there are side effects associated with oral contraceptives. Check the posted website link for further information, or consult your gynecologist.


February 9, 2015 - 9:17am

Please accept my apologies, but there was an error in the copy and pasting of the website that I intended to give you. I have corrected that. But, most importantly, I am glad that you found the information and are feeling relieved.

May 27, 2011 - 5:56pm
EmpowHER Guest

Thank you!! The link didn't work but I went to the website and found some stuff out about ortho tricyclen lo and I feel a little better!! I was just a little scared cause I have been on and off this pill for years and just started back 3 months ago because my husband and I aren't ready for a baby just yet!!!:) Thanks again!!!

May 26, 2011 - 6:14am

Relax. Here is the link to the website, RxList.com, with complete information on Ortho-Tri-Cyclen :
There are several side effects listed including breakthrough bleeding, spotting, changes in menstrual flow and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramping and bloating. I hope this information has been helpful. But always consult your physician if you still have concerns.

May 25, 2011 - 7:01pm
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