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crimsonsunset
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I have recently just started the contraceptive pill (microgynon 30) and I took my first one when I came on my period nearly two weeks ago. My period finished about a week ago now but there is a lot of dark brown colored discharge every day.

Is this normal? I understand that the pill can affect people in different ways but I haven't heard of this before, especially when you are not on your period.

Thanks.

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Heather
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Breakthrough bleeding or spotting is a common side effect with the pill, and that can look red, pink or brownish.

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