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Birth Control/Is this normal?


Hi, I am currently taking the IC Junel 21 day pills and my periods have been very different the last 2 months. Its almost like I'm not having a period at all. Its mainly a brown discharge and not even enough to say so. It only lasts for about 2 days. Should I be concerned or is this normal?

It's normal.  Most women taking the pill get lighter periods, and sometimes they get so light that they barely come.  Sometimes they don't come at all.  If you wish to have heavier periods, you could ask your doctor to switch you to a different pill.  But health wise there is no reason to change or be concerned.

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Norman Solberg


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