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A 19-year-old female asked:

im 19yo and i havepcos, im currently living abroad and taking birthcontrolpills prescribed by my doctor, im getting my period every 2 weeks, what's wrong?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Wrong Pill: Patients with pcos have a lot of "hormonal background noise" that can cause irregular cycles. Low dose or tricyclic birth control pills are not optimal for these patients. They are effective in birth control, but not so much for cycle control. The effectiveness of your pill to control cycles can also be affected by other medications you are taking as well as some foods.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Not much wrong: In the interest of safety many oral contraceptives are weak and breakthrough bleed is the result. You need a stronger pill.

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Last updated Jun 13, 2014

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