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A 28-year-old female asked:

Started my birth control last month. got my period on time but it didn't stop. i've been bleeding for three weeks now. anything i can do?

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Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
It will get better : When you first start hormonal contraception half of women can have irregular bleeding in the first 3 months of use. If you start pills on day 5 of a period there can be less but you are already started. If it is a pill then the week off should help reset things, you can also use medications like naprosyn (naproxen) to reduce bleeding. Very rarely you are bleeding because of infection or pregnancy.

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