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goofyfrito
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I am on Microgestin Fe 1/20 and take it religiously, at the same time every day. My partner and I always use a condom and have never had unprotected sex. I am about to switch to Aviane because I have been bleeding early every month during the last week of active pills before I am supposed to start bleeding on the inactive pills. I last had sex a week before the bleeding started (so a week and a half ago).

This month I started bleeding 3 days before I finished my active pills, and only bled for those 3 days. It was mostly brownish discharge (and some red), and I used tampons. The first day I bled was 28 days after I bled last month (also while on active pills) I started my inactive pills yesterday and have not bled since. My breasts are sore as they usually are before/when I get my period. I also have a cold right now.

Should I be concerned? I know I am probably overanalyzing the situation because we are always so careful, but you never know. Thanks for your help.

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lacbos
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I am not a Dr. but the following link may answer a couple of your concerns.

http://www.medicinenet.com/vaginal_bleeding/article.htm

The following link has....Between Periods, Abnormal Bleeding, Irregular Periods, Etc. Etc.

http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/abnormalbleeding/a/abnuterbleeding.htm

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Alice
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Random bleeding or spotting is a very common side effect of hormonal birth control, and you said yourself this particular pill has caused irregular bleeding. However, because no contraceptive is 100% effective, if you feel that you did not properly have your withdrawal bleed and it's making you nervous, a pregnancy test may be helpful.

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