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Just started taking the pill first time in my

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Hello! Just started taking the pill for the first time in my life about 3 weeks ago. Moved onto the second pack without stopping for the "1 week withdrawal bleed". However, 2 days ago i started bleeding a little bit - nothing heavy, definitely not like a normal period but still bleeding until now (2 days later) with a little bit of cramps. Read online that this may be normal as i'm new to the pill, but just wanted to double check.. Thanks so much!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloYes.It can be normal.It is called breakthrough bleeding.Pregnancy is extremely unlikely, but you can do a home test to check. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
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