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A 31-year-old female asked:

What would cause me to get my period twice a month even though i'm on birth control pills and i take them correctly at the same time every day?

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Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Maybe it's the pill: Sometimes women on birth control pills will have "breakthrough bleeding." that is unscheduled bleeding while taking the pill. If you're just starting this pill, give it a few months and it may resolve. If this is persistent, you may want to try another type of pill that will better control your bleeding. And, of course, take a pregnancy test to be sure that isn't the cause of irregular bleeding.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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