A 26-year-old female asked:
ive had my period for over two weeks whilst on the pill fairly heavy bleeding cramping could this be purley due to stress as i take my pill on time my last pap test came back irregular results and due for yearly pap test in june please help worried !
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.
Answered on Apr 20, 2015
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