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I have been having black discharge almost every day on this

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I have been having black discharge almost every day on this pill pack. After the first week it looked like i was having a break through period with a little red but then I continue to have black discharge almost every day (if not EVERY day) and I am about to start my placebo pills. What is happening? The internet has told me everything from old blood to cervical cancer.
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Customer: I'm under a lot of stress. I thought the break through bleeding was because I was so stressed that it induced an early period, but b/c the discharge is continuing I don't think it's old blood. I regularly experience old blood discharge every cycle, but it's only at the very beginning of my period and then again the 2 or 3 days (light spotting) after all the red blood has gone.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

When this started? Any other complaints?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
March 7th.
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

Ok, it is quite normal to have brown to black discharge , scanty , that cannot be compared with bleeding of regular periods when you take pills. This is even seem in people ussing intrauterine contraceptive device

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

This happens till your body gets adjusted to pills and it eventually stops, so no need to worry. Be assured.

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Good luck!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's normal to bleed every day? I have been on the pill for a long time now. I took a month break in November but I have been taking the pill since then. It's never happened before.
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

Yes, it happens daily for 2 months to 3 months in few people. It will stop finally

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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