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I am on birth control and am on the second week of the pack.

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Hi, i am on...

Hi, i am on birth control and am on the second week of the pack. this morning i went to the bathroom to notice blood, i put a tampon in and just took it out about 6 hours later, it was completely covered like a period would. i also had more discharge then normal day or two prior

Doctor's Assistant: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?

No pain, very regular, always land on 3rd day of sugar pills

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Missed 2 pills in a row, but other then that nope

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago

When one misses the pills, there may be withdrawal bleeding. This usually goes away on its own. Though annoying, usually no active treatment is required except continuing the birth control pills.

If this persists for more than 5 days, you may need blood work for the hormones and an ultrasound for the evaluation.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
this wouldnt be signs of a miscarriage that i didnt know about would it? its pretty heave flow and had an unusual amount of discharge prior
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago

Chance of miscarriage is exceedingly low. Though this cannot be entirely ruled out. Missing pills is the commonest cause of this kind of bleeding which can cause significant hormonal aberration and major bleeding.

If you were on birth control for past some time, chance of miscarriage further is lowered.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Okay, thank you for the help!
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