A 20-year-old member asked:
Despite being on birth control, i've been bleeding and cramping for ten weeks. thyroid levels are normal, and not preg. what could be causing this?
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Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Polyp or fibroid: When women take birth control pills, usually the bleeding is regular. There are hormonal reasons why bleeding occurs like that and sometimes the pills thin out the lining of the uterus and cause that, but first i would recommend making sure there is nothing anatomical causing the bleeding. Uterine fibroids and polyps can cause that. Depending on your age, sometimes a quick office biopsy of the uterine lining is warranted as well.
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