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pillowcaseblue
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Last Saturday, I noticed some brown spotting. It was pretty light (flow-wise), and I only had cramping for a day. The light bleeding continued throughout the week, never really changing in amount or color. This all happened a week before my usual period. Today, the bleeding changed. This is the date that I usually get my period on, and the bleeding has become heavier and returned to red.

Is there any reason why I would have had a light "faux period" a week before I was due? I am currently on the Ortho Evra patch and I have always used it consistently. I have never had any irregularity in my menstrual cycle prior to this incident. What could have caused this?

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Some spotting in the middle of the cycle or before your withdrawal bleed can happen from time to time. If you have been using the patch consistently and correctly, I wouldn't worry that it's a sign of anything going wrong.

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