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A 30-year-old female asked:

i stopped taking bc & my period came a wk early. it lasted a wk &then a wk after that it seems like i started my period again. we are ttc is this norm?

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Breakthrough bleedin: Once you stop the bc the body must seek its normal levels of hormones again. You may get some bleeding intermittently while the body normalizes itself. May take a few months

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