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whilemyguitargentlyweeps
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I've been on the pill for over a year now and have taken it at nearly the same time every day. This week was no exception, but I've been under quite a bit of stress and have had irregular sleep habits. This morning I had mild cramping and noticed that I'd started spotting. I don't go on placebo pills for a few more days, and I never see any blood until I'm done with my active pills. I'm also not sexually active, so I'm not worried about STDs or similar complications. Can stress induce spotting, even when on the pill?
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Robin Lee
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Spotting is a fairly common side effect of being on the birth control pill, even after someone has taken it for a while.

This isn't abnormal. [Smile]

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whilemyguitargentlyweeps
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Thanks!
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Although now it looks as if it's actually turned into my period, come a few days early. Is this cause for concern?
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