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I have been taking birth control for going on 3 months. The

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I have been taking birth control for going on 3 months. The first month I skipped the placebo pills. During the second month i took the placebos and noticed dark brown mucus like discharge and only when I wiped. This month I have 2 active pills until the placebos and had sex approx. 13 days ago. I noticed two days ago the same brown mucus like discharge and only when I wiped now today I've noticed some red and just wet not like a discharge. I have not missed any pills or skipped any since the first month, I have an alarm set to be sure I take them at the same time. I'm concerned as to if it could be implantation bleeding or if it's just my period.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Does the discharge have a bad smell to it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing bad, it just smells like blood.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

When was your last period?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It would have been July 10 through the 16. the last placebo week.
Expert:  Dr Norbert Scheufele replied 1 year ago.


in this case there´s absolutely no reason to worry. Bleeding performance under birth control pill can vary like this, the protection is not affected so you can exclude pregnancy. Just await the further progression.

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