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Coraopolis, PA
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have been on my period on and off for two weeks. it goes from heavy to light then starts all over again. i am currently on birth control (previfem)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Hormones: It seems that this is probably not the right pill for you and your breakthrough bleeding is very persistent. Talk to your doc about switching it for you.
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Orange, CA
A female asked:

Having your period for almost 2 weeks after the start of birth control. is that normal?

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Reassurance: Yes , it happens that first month after starting birth control your body undergo the changes and period changed as well.
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Last updated Sep 11, 2014

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