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Question: spotting while on the pill and not yet due for period

 Love Rebel - Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:17 pm

I am 19 years old and I started taking the pill (Ortho Novum 777) about 5 months ago. Today I noticed some spotting and I am not due for my period yet, I still have another week to go. Is this normal? Someone please help, I am really worried.

Thanks for all your feedback, Love Rebel
 freckles - Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:28 pm

Sometimes you can have "break through" bleeding while on the pill. This has happened to me until my dr found the correct type of pill for me. I wouldn't worry, but you might want to give a call to your gyn and let him/her know, and let them decide how to proceed.

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