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A 36-year-old female asked:

I am on a non estrogen birth control(i'm 36) have had bright red blood a full and entire week after my period - last 2 periods were unusually light -?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Progestin-only Pills: or POPs are not nearly as effective at cycle control as estrogen containing contraceptives. They also must be taken around the same time everyday to be effective at preventing pregnancy. Being 36yrs old is not a contraindication to taking estrogen-containing contraceptives, unless you smoke, had a blood clot, classic migraines, or estrogen-dependent cancer. Otherwise, consider a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD.

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