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A 22-year-old female asked:

period was 5 days ago. symptoms have persisted after period. just had sexual intercourse, unprotected, religiously taking loestrin fe but i am still bloated post period and feel gassy.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Monitor: Some periods are worse than others. It is important to evaluate them over time. If this pattern continues fora few cycles you may want to consider a different birth control option. More likely things will get back to normal.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2021

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