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jerseylove12 posted:
I don't know if this is the best place to post this, but if you have any info I'd like to know some opinions

My fiance just got back from Afghanistan and we obviously have been having a lot of sex. We have been going out a lot too so I have been forgetting to take my birth control until 9-10 at night. Before he came home I was taking it around 5.
Ive switched to 9 at night for about 2 weeks, and a few days ago I started spotting. I figure its because of this little mess up in my BC schedule (i take seasonique and Im half way through the entire pack)
This morning when i went to the bathroom I have this think clump from my spotting. Ive never have anything like it before. It was a think patch that almost looked like red skin. Very think, not very mucus-y at all. The texture was almost like wet gum.
Very strange to me. Should I be concerned at all?
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear jerseylove: I would concur with your assessment that switching the time of taking your birth control pill (BCP) could be the culprit for the spotting. Sometimes even using the longer cycle regimen (eg Seasonique) can make one more prone to breakthrough bleeding.

In terms of the "tissue-like" material, most commonly, when we send such specimens to the lab, the report returns as: white blood cells, red blood cells, fibrin, and other components of uterine lining tissue. It can look different as it is more solid than the liver-like consistence of blood clots. Many women worry that this is linked to a missed miscarriage, but that is not the usual explanation. If you continue to pass large amounts of this material you should contact the GYN or clinic that prescribes your Seasonique.

Congrats on having your partner back home!

Yours,
Jane


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