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peachydreams
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Hi,
I'm on my first month on birth control pills and today I took the last active pill. But I also had some brown discharge, not a lot but enough to stain my underwear. I've had sex 3 times this month and used a condom on all occasions so I don't think pregnancy is much of a risk here.

This is normal right?

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KittenGoddess
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Since this is your first month on hormonal birth control, just about anything can be normal. During that adjustment time (where your body is getting used to the added hormones), it's not at all unusual to have extra side effects. (In fact, some folks have some spotting or breakthrough bleeding regularly after that. It just depends on your individual body.) You may notice some oddness for the next couple of months until your body really settles out with it.

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Okay thank you [Smile] This wouldn't be implantation bleeding right? Sorry I'm just a naturally paranoid person :s
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Pregnancy is very unlikely here, and the most common thing with pregnancy is a total lack of bleeding: implantation bleeding only happens with around a third of all pregnancies. It's much, much more likely that this is your body just getting used to the pill (although if it would make you feel better, you can always take a pregnancy test).

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