Hey, so I had a pretty stressful week, my father went into the hospital with mild heart failure last monday and it was the same day that i started my period. Except it wasn't normal; it was EXTREMLY painful cramps on monday and Wednes day, dark brown spotting monday through thursday with light bleeding thursday night and friday morning. I'm just wondering if it is caused by the stress for the last week? I am on BC pill and have been taking it regularly except for a mess up in early may that i corrected and had a normal period afterwards. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.