A 28-year-old female asked:
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On birth control for 2 years. During placebo week, I have cramps, bloating, diarrhea, but no bleeding. Have no other symptoms. Need to be concerned?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The lack of bleeding is primarily due to the low dose of estrogen in your pills. It simply doesn't stimulate much growth of endometrium (uterine lining). Periods are often extremely light to nonexsistent with the low dose pills. If it is worrying you see your doctor. There are alot of pills out there and another one might be better for you.
Answered on Aug 9, 2016

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