A 18-year-old female asked:
I'm randomly getting my period every two weeks on the active pills of levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed and super bad period pain, what is causing this?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common 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.
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Last updated Dec 14, 2013
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