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A 20-year-old female asked:

i have been bleeding for 17 days now. how do i get it to stop? what could be wrong with me? i take lessina birth control pill at the same time every d

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
See your GYN: Breakthrough bleeding on ultra-low dose pills is not uncommon. Presuming you are not pregnant, your gyn may be able to prescribe some supplementary estrogen on a short term basis to correct the problem. If it recurs frequently a change to a different formulation of birth control pill may be in order.

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Last updated Mar 20, 2015

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