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A 20-year-old female asked:

I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. i have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2015

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