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Forum Name: Gynecology
|CarryLA222 - Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:40 pm||
I'm on the birth control pill (Orthotrycyclenlo) .
Last month, the pharmacy gave me the generic version of this pill
instead, but told me that it would still be effective for me to take. I took it.
It's been a week since I was supposed to get my period and I never got it. Instead, a light brown fluid leaked out for about five days on the week when I took the sugar/placebo pills (the same week when I usually get my period) However, there was no blood.
Could this be from switching my pills?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:52 pm||
It is highly unlikely this would be the cause. However, because of the hormonal manipulation that occurs with birth control pills, period irregularities are a common side effect. If you are worried about pregnancy, take a home test.
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