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My last period came on 9/10/16. I started taking bc pills

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My last period came on 9/10/16. I started taking bc pills from 9/12/16 until 9/23/16. I had dark brown bleeding over the weekend. What does that mean?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No im not in any pain and my periods are pretty regular Aug 11, Jul 12, Jun 11. I believe that's every 31 days. We are trying to get pregnant
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No i dont have any medical conditions and im not on any meds other than bc pills
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you mean that you stopped taking the BC pill on 9/23/16?

Why you took BC pills when you are trying to get pregnant?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for coming back online.

There is nothing to worry about this brown bleeding.

As you started taking bc pills from 9/12/16 until 9/23/16 & when this was stopped,you had dark brown bleeding over the weekend.

When the products of menstruation aren't completely cleared during a menstrual cycle, this results in brown periods/discharge.This particular color indicates "old blood".It doesn't seem to be due to an infection or any other cause.

You just need to wait & watch your symptoms over the next period.Hopefully & most likely your next period will be normal.

So bottom line is that as of now as you had dark brown bleeding over the weekend,there is nothing concern about this.

Thank you.

Hope this helped.

Is there is anything else that you would like to know? I am happy to address your follow-up questions. Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

Hi,

Just checking in to see how things are going. Do you still have brown bleeding?

Do you need further assistance?Is there anything else that you would like to know?

Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me.I am happy to help you.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh