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A 30-year-old female asked:

i feel light headed and dizzy often. much worse during inactive contraception pills.i have pcos and alpha thalassemia trait.

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
PCOS: anemia ?: Since bleeding occurs at the time of the "inactive" oral contraceptive pills, and you have a "thalassemia trait", you may be anemic, and the symptoms may be related to a low hemoglobin content. This may need investigation by your healthcare provider, as there are other causes for your symptoms, which are probably not related to your birth control pill cycle.

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