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dear cheryl
I am 35 years old and have been taking yasmin pills for 2 years with no problem at all until the last 4 months I have been having very light brown periods...and last month my brown period started when I was halfway through my Pill packet....and usualy it takes me 3 days after finishin the pack to get my period...yesterday i finished the pack and today i found a brown discharge...

i would appreciate your help with giving me some info as why am havin irregular light brown periods?


Hello Lama, Perhaps this could be breakthrough bleeding from the hormones in the birth control pills. You should go to your doctor and find out about this more. Because I can't tell you for sure but that is just an idea. You should find out because if your pill isn't being effective, you could get pregnant if you are sexually active. Please email me at so we can talk more about your situation and birth control options. Thanks.

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I can answer questions about the various methods of birth control. I have done much research about side effects and risks of birth control methods. I can answer questions like "What would be the best method of birth control for me?" and "What are the advantages of birth control pills or condoms?" I have almost 25 years of experience volunteering with pregnancy resource centers. Please contact me at if you would like to know more information about your situation or if I am "Maxed OUT".


I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women about birth control and family planning.

Illinois Valley Community College, Austin Community College, Travel Agent Degree and almost 25 years of counseling experience.
I have worked with Pregnancy Resource Centers for almost 25 years.

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