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I'm currently on birth control (Alesse) and have been for almost two months now. In the past two days, however, I have been experiencing a brownish pink discharge when I haven't yet reached the placebo pills in my pack. I should take my first placebo pill on Sunday. Is this normal or should I be concerned? I last had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend more than a week ago. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Breakthrough bleeding isn't all that uncommon when you're first starting out with birth control (or a new kind of birth control).

In short, your hormones are just a bit out of whack and your body's trying to adjust itself.

If you're still having breakthrough bleeding over the next few months, you may want to head to the doctor and see if s/he can find a better pill for you.

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