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on the pill period not due for about a week but heavy bleeding started after a day of spotting

By Anonymous November 16, 2010 - 12:37pm
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hi guys, i have been on the pill for years now and never had a problem, but this month a week before i am ment to talk the little white pelacbo tablets i got a little dark brown spotting then it went too really really heavy dark brown bleeding, now i dont usally have this and very nervous, i am having cramps and have been sexually active, i did through out the month take my pill at errigular times and becasue of shift work i think i may have forgotten one once but what should i do ? do i take a pregancy test or take this as a early period not that i though that was possible, i usally dont have cramps (reason why i wnt on the pill) and i dont usally have a heavy one but it usally only lasts for 3 days please help i am a 22 year old nervous with no mum to ask

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Breakthrough bleeding (the dark brown spotting you are describing) is very common when using your pill irregularly, and is not harmful. It is not an indicator either way of being pregnant or not. The bleeding you are experiencing may also be an early period, also a side effect of missing birth control pills.

How long have you been experiencing the spotting and bleeding, and when are you expecting your actual menstrual period to begin?

November 16, 2010 - 2:10pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

well the bleeding has only been for 2 days so far and my period is not for another 4 days at least


November 16, 2010 - 4:08pm
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