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Seymour, CT
A 40-year-old male asked:

Gf recently started on birth control pills. but she had 2 weeks between periods. is that normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: especially in the first 3 months, irreg bleeding can occur. Her menstrual cycles will usually become normal with time.

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Irving, TX
A 30-year-old female asked:

Why do I have cramps when I'm starting my second week on birth control pills?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. It is not likely to be caused by birth control as this is not a typical side effect

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