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A 20-year-old female asked:

I went to the er and they gave me norethindrone. is it bad to continue my regular birth control after? to stop my bleedin.because i been blacking out.

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Dr. Stanley Swaby
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No.: You may continue your regular birth control. You should follow up with your doctor for evaluation and possible endometrial biopsy (depending on your age). if you are not desiring pregnancy soon you may discuss with your doctor long acting contraception eg Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD or Nexplanon which may decrease or even stop your menses. Depo provera injections every 3 months may also work. Start taking iron.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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