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Should I be concerned about this? What could have caused this?

Let me start out by saying I've been taking low dose birth control pills for 3 years. I'm 18, sexually active, never had any major problems with health.

My period was the 10th-13th of December, it was really heavy and I even had spotting a few days before which is completely normal. I started a new pack of pills the 14th and took a week's worth, but in the middle of the week I started feeling a little nauseous, so I took a whole week and few days worth and I stopped taking them because my nausea kept getting worse and worse. I stopped taking them the 22cnd. I always start a totally normal period if I miss a few pills. The 27th I noticed a little gooey, stringy type red blood come out, then I didn't bleed anymore, but thick, dark brown, gooey/sticky discharge came out(enough to fill up a pad a day) and stopped yesterday.

Should I be concerned about this? It's never happened before.
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Hi there.  Well, I'm not sure.  Low dose birth control pills can have some bleeding associated with it but you have been on these same pills for 3 years, so it would be odd it just now started.

I'm also not sure what to tell you for restarting the pills.

I think your best bet at this time is to go back to your doctor for a pelvic exam/pap smear and tell them what happened.  discuss the nausea, the discharge/blood,, etc. and get their professional interpretation of that.  Then you can discuss your next step along the birth control road.  good luck
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