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sunshinevirus
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...or rather, spotting. See, I know that spotting can be a side effect of the pill, but I don't know exactly what that is. I can't find anywhere that actually explains it.

I've been on the pill (POP) for almost a month, and during the past couple of weeks my discharge has generally been darker than usual. It looks like it does at the end of my period. It's not greenish, or greyish, or lumpy, or smells bad - none of the things that might be a sign of an STI. It's just kinda brown, and more abundant than usual!

So, my questions are: is the brown colour what's meant by 'spotting'? Or should I be worried? Is it likely to calm down after I've been on the pill a bit longer?

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Alatariel
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Spotting is, essentially, a bit of blood in your discharge. It can turn up looking like a really really light period, or it can make your discharge brown. It's perfectly normal for this to happen while your body adjusts to the hormones of the pill. No worries!
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Yay! Good to know, thanks [Smile]
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