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A 23-year-old female asked:

I've been on my period for 10 days now. it won't stop. i've stopped taking my birth control to see if that is the problem. i'm still bleeding heavily?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Time to see your GYN: 10 days of menstruation can be normal, but if it continues heavy, you should see your GYN for an exam and advice on restarting your oral contraceptive. Use a secondary method (e.g. condom) until you are back on the pill.
Dr. Gary Richardson
Sleep Medicine 38 years experience
Need exam: It may well be related to your oral contraceptive pills. Stopping them is a reasonable first step. But the only way to sort this out is to have an exam. You should schedule an appointment with your gynecologist or primary care provider at your earliest convenience.

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Last updated Oct 5, 2015

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