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Barberton, OH
A 20-year-old female asked:

I am on the birth control patch started my period on time but it was a bit light and no cramps 3-5 days long but have light cramps now normal?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Not really common..: While menstrual cramps is certainly reported with the birth control patch, cramping between periods if not frequently reported. More often, nausea and more generalized abdominal pain were reported but only severe enough to discontinue in 1 to 2.4% of women.

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Last updated Nov 17, 2014

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