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Rock Island, IL
A 39-year-old female asked:

i stopped taking jolivette about 4 months ago. since then i have had irregular bleeding and clots. is this normal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No Normal: Irregular periods with clots are not normal, but may be common. If your periods were irregular prior to being on oral contraceptives like Jolivette, then it is very common for your periods to go back to being abnormal once you stop them. If your periods are lasting 8 or more days, your bleed between periods, or if very heavy, then see your clinician for further evaluation and treatment.

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