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i take lo loestrin fe and my period has started early, i only just took the first pill in the last row, normal?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not concerning: If you are on the last week of your pills, then it is normal for your period to start at this time. If you have break through bleeding (bleeding between periods), or if your periods begin earlier with each pack of pills, you may need to change to a different type of birth control pills.

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My pediatrician says I don't need to worry about my children between the ages of 2 years and 18 years old having iron overload. He says it's an "adult onset" disease; is this true?

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Does painful ovulation mean there will be a painful menstrual cycle?

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